Sleep Apnea: How Can Your Dentist Help?

Sleep Apnea
Sleep Apnea is a very serious sleep disorder that affects more and more American adults every year. However, most people don’t know that sleep apnea could be directly related to your oral health. However, before you can gain an understanding of how sleep apnea is related to your oral health or how your dentist can provide you with solutions to help rid you of your sleep apnea it’s important to be aware of the symptoms that you may be suffering from sleep apnea. These symptoms include:

  • Having morning headaches
  • Feeling sleepy while driving
  • A restless unsatisfying sleep
  • Lack of energy when awake


How Can Your Dentist Treat Your Sleep Apnea?
While it’s important to be aware of all of the above symptoms it’s important to note that one of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea is snoring. Given the fact that snoring is one of the most common symptoms you may be suffering from sleep apnea this is how your prosthodontist can assist you. They can o this by providing you with a mouth guard or another dental device that will help to reposition your tongue and your jaw while you sleep. Repositioning your jaw and your tongue will improve your sleep and rid you of your sleep apnea. This will lead to a more restful and full sleep.


Schedule A Consultation
If you are experiencing any of the above-mentioned symptoms then it would be very beneficial if you reached out to our office to schedule your sleep apnea consultation.

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