Have You Wondered If Sleep Apnea Devices Are Right For You?
We can provide sleep apnea treatment in Rochester Hills, Michigan, to those who may have problems breathing as they sleep. Without treatment, sleep apnea can lead to greater health issues as well as increased disruptions to your level of rest. Get the sleep you need by visiting our dentist, Dr. Gehan Girgis . She can talk with you about your options for sleep apnea devices.
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Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder marked by interruptions and pauses in breathing during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by obstructions in the airway, such as the tongue rolling back in the throat or collapsed tissues in the airway. Untreated sleep apnea can contribute to several serious health conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and liver problems.
Sleep apnea must be diagnosed by a sleep physician. We recommend that you talk to your dentist, as well as your doctor, if you suffer from the symptoms of sleep apnea. Common signs of sleep apnea include:
- Extreme drowsiness during the day
- Personality changes and irritability
- Difficulty staying asleep
- Awakening with a very dry or sore throat
- Frequent morning headaches
Sleep apnea treatment may depend on the severity of the condition. If you suffer from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, our dentist may recommend an oral appliance. The oral appliance works to treat obstructive sleep apnea by fitting over your teeth and keeping your airway open while you sleep. It can work by preventing the tongue from blocking the air passage or by holding your jaw in a position that prevents airway blockages during sleep. For more information on sleep apnea treatment, we welcome you to call or visit our dental practice today. We are committed to helping you improve your health! So, if you have questions or concerns, you are more than welcome to get in touch with our team at River Square Family Dentistry by calling 248-650-2440.
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