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By Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Center
May 19, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: sleep apnea  

How the dentists at Snoring and Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Center in Leawood, Kansas, can help with sleep apnea

If you’ve been told you snore loudly, don’t ignore it. Your deep snoring could be a sign you have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can result in many serious problems and it can even shorten your life! It results from the tissue at the back of your throat collapsing and blocking your Snoringairway while you sleep. Your breathing stops and starts continuously, and you probably won’t even realize anything bad is happening.

Your dentists at Snoring and Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Center in Leawood, Kansas want you to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of sleep apnea:

  • Loud snoring
  • Waking up with a sore throat
  • Waking up with headaches
  • Waking up with a choking, gasping sensation
  • Being excessively drowsy during the day

Sleep apnea is a potentially life-threatening issue because your body is deprived of oxygen from a restricted airway. That means your vital organs aren’t getting enough oxygen to function normally. Your dentists  want you to know that chronically lower oxygen levels can cause:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Heart failure
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic acid reflux
  • Memory impairment
  • Erectile dysfunction

The conventional treatment for sleep apnea is a Continuous Positive Air Pressure machine, or a CPAP. The CPAP fits over your nose and mouth and delivers a continuous flow of air through your nose. The only problem with the CPAP is many people find it restricting and uncomfortable and so they discontinue treatment.

Your dentists want to introduce you to a much better choice, the Oral Mandibular Advancement Appliance. It is much more comfortable than CPAP, portable, and easy to maintain. This easy-to-wear appliance fits over your upper and lower teeth, and moves your lower jaw forward when you are sleeping. Your airway stays open because the appliance keeps the tissue at the back of your throat from collapsing.

If you think you might have sleep apnea, get some help from your dentists at Snoring and Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Center in Leawood, Kansas. Don’t ignore sleep apnea because your health is at risk! Call today!

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