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Do you snore? Snoring could be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, which may have serious (in some cases, life-threatening) consequences.
Sleep apnea treatment is a serious disorder that is characterized by regular interruptions in breathing during sleep. The most common form of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea, which involves your throat muscles relaxing during sleep and blocking your airway. Over time, untreated sleep apnea can significantly affect your health. Sleep apnea has been shown to be linked to potentially life-threatening conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, depression, and more.
The symptoms of sleep apnea may involve the following:
- Loud, constant snoring
- Gasping for air or struggling to breathe during sleep
- Insomnia (difficulty falling asleep)
- Headaches, especially in the morning
- Daytime sleepiness
If a physician or other health care practitioner certified in the diagnosis of sleep disorders has determined you or a loved one is suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, relief without the need for a CPAP machine may be as close as the dentist!
At Smile Advanced Dental Center, we are trained and experienced in the use of oral devices for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.
There are various options available to you, depending on the severity of your condition. If you have minor symptoms, our dentists may recommend oral appliance therapy which works by keeping your airways open while you sleep.
For more information on how to treat sleep apnea, we encourage you to call us at 843-873-1261 to schedule an appointment!
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General dentistry is vital to your continued oral and overall health and includes preventive services, restorative services, cosmetic procedures, and beyond. At SMILE! Advanced Dental Center, we develop customized dental hygiene plans and offer highly personalized solutions using advanced technology to prevent, uncover, and treat problems as early as possible.