As a sleep disorder that causes irregular breathing during sleep, sleep apnea is most often a sign of an obstructed airway. Obstructions can be caused by the position of the jaw, flattened tissues in the throat while sleeping and blockage by the tongue. Sleep apnea can affect your quality of life and can contribute to medical conditions, such as high blood pressure and heart disease.
Some of the more common symptoms of sleep apnea are:
Our dentist and team collaborate with licensed physicians and recommend that you talk to your medical doctor for proper diagnosis before you receive treatment at our office. If you suffer from sleep apnea, we provide oral appliances to help open your airway while you sleep and lessen symptoms that can negatively affect your life. Your custom oral appliance can be fitted comfortably over your teeth while you sleep to help you have a good night’s rest.
We invite you to contact our dental office to learn more about sleep apnea treatments and see how we can help you sleep well, breathe easy and have a better quality of life.