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Sleep Apnea Treatment2021-11-23T17:34:48-09:00

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Sleep Apnea Treatment

Do you struggle to remain asleep at night and get a good night full of sleep? Have you been told that you snore? iSmile dentists encourage you to visit for an evaluation. We can help you achive the good night’s rest you deserve. Call us today to schedule your appointment and learn more about what we can do for you.

Sleep apnea is a disorder marked by interruptions and pauses in breathing during sleep. The obstructive version of this disorder blocks the airway.  This can be caused by the tongue rolling back in the throat or collapsed tissues in the airway. If untreated this can contribute to severe health conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and liver problems.

A physician must properly diagnose sleep apnea. We recommend that you talk to our dentist and your physician if you suffer from any of the following symptoms below.

  • Extreme drowsiness during the day
  • Personality changes and irritability
  • Staying asleep at night
  • Snoring
  • Waking up with a very dry or sore throat
  • Frequent morning headaches

Our sleep apnea treatment depends on the severity of the condition. If you suffer from mild to moderate types, our dentist may recommend a simple oral appliance. The appliance works by fitting over your teeth and keeping your airway open while you rest. It can work by preventing the tongue from blocking the air passage or holding your jaw in a position that prevents airway blockages during rest. For more information on treatment, we welcome you to call or visit our dental practice today. iSmile is are committed to helping you improve your health!

What happens when sleep apnea is left untreated?2021-09-16T09:37:17-09:00

Untreated sleep apnea can increase the risk of future health problems, including irregular heartbeats, high blood pressure, stroke, heart failure, and heart attacks.

What does sleep apnea look like?2021-09-16T09:22:30-09:00

Common signs of sleep apnea when breathing becomes delayed or stopped may include long persistent snoring with pauses in breathing patterns accompanied by gasping for air when sleeping

What are the warning signs of sleep apnea?2021-09-16T09:14:19-09:00

 

  • Snoring
  • Excessive daytime fatigue
  • Dry mouth or sore throat when you wake up
  • Morning headaches
  • Difficulty concentrating during the day
  • Episodes of stopped breathing when sleeping