Snoring & Sleep Apnea
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Dentistry & Sleep, how are they connected?
How you sleep affects your overall health and daily life. A good night’s sleep helps you feel, look and perform your best. However a restless and disturbed sleep disorder can severely impact that. Snoring is the most common sleep issue, affecting not only you but also a sleep partner. Loud and frequent snoring can also be a sign of a more serious health disorder called Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
How Can We Help?
Snoring is a sound that is created by the vibration of soft tissue in the mouth and upper airway. Obesity, nasal obstruction, alcohol, age and smoking all increase the likelihood of snoring. A device known as a snore guard can help alleviate this condition and our professionals can determine if that is all that is necessary or if sleep apnea is also an issue.
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What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is considered a health condition which requires a medical doctor to diagnose. A brief questionnaire known as the Epworth Sleepiness Scale can be completed in our office as a preliminary diagnostic tool. However, a sleep study conducted at a specialized facility in conjunction with sleep doctors is necessary to arrive at a specific diagnosis. Once diagnosed, a patient may be eligible for a CPAP machine or if unable to use an oral appliance. Our office and doctors work along with the sleep physician to come up with an appropriate treatment.