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Our experience in dentistry allows them to solve any issues related to sleep apnea.

Exploring Dental Sleep Medicine

When it comes to our oral health, there is a lot of material to talk about. One of those is the dental sleep methods used nowadays to improve it. For instance, several questions or concerns emerge when coming down to the question of what effects sleep apnea has over my daily life.

If your local doctor or dental surgeon has told you in the past that you may suffer from sleep apnea, as mentioned before, you may have endless questions about this subject. Our specialists can help you out and provide helpful tips, information, and tools to avoid suffering through this condition.

They will help you better understand and comprehend the potential effects it can have over your life if not attended adequately. Sleep apnea is a widespread sleeping disorder many Americans suffer from throughout their course of rest.

This condition obstructs the airway during your sleep. Airway obstructions can result from your throat muscles relaxing, collapsing of your airway tissues, or your tongue rolling back into your mouth. These obstructions can cause abnormal breathing habits while you breathe at night or throughout the day.

These habits may lead to decreased amounts of oxygen in your body that can have harmful effects on your body. Sleep apnea is a bitter condition that affects many.

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Sleep Apnea: Symptoms, Risks, and Solution

The term apnea means the cessation of breath; in other words, your breathing cycles are abnormal.

If you suffer from the condition of sleep apnea, you may stop breathing during your sleep.

OSA is one of the frequent forms of apnea; it is characterized for being a complete shutdown of the airway that starts from your mouth through your throat down to your lungs.

Muscles that manage the soft palate and tongue advise them to relax, completely closing your airway.

To reassure the result of a diagnosis, OSA is diagnosed using a procedure called a sleep study.

During the process of a sleep study, one of our dental surgeons monitors the body’s system and activity to verify that it is functioning correctly.

After the study, our dental surgeons treat OSA with oral appliance therapy and dental sleep medicine.

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Dangerous Sleep Disorder

Tests and overall research found out that men are more likely to suffer from this condition than women because of their physique that causes obstructive sleep apnea.

Sleep dental medicine attends this condition, but, many factors can increase the risk of sleep apnea on anyone like the following:

  • Excessive amounts of alcohol
  • Constant smoking
  • Obesity
  • Elderly individuals
  • Large neck
  • Poor diet

These characteristics all lead to the high risk of sleep apnea, our dental surgeons.

We are ready to attend any of your dental needs, and their experience in dentistry allows them to solve any issues related to sleep apnea.

The amount of time that it takes to treat this condition varies from patient to patient.

However, thanks to our innovative and beneficial tech approved by many dental-related academies, we are ADA approved to treat this condition.

With our In-house appliances, we can create your personalized sleep apnea model to resolve any issues you may be experiencing during sleep.

Tests have shown that over twelve million Americans are suffocating during their sleep due to the fact that they suffer from the condition known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Many cases of sleep apnea remain undiagnosed and are contributing to many of the following conditions:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Hypertension
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes

The dentistry field is serving a crucial role in treating this severely under-diagnosed pandemic that is right under our noses.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) recommends appliances that serve an oral purpose.

These serve a first-line therapy treatment for any case of obstructive sleep apnea and even for patients with severe cases of sleep apnea.

There are many cases of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) that are going undiagnosed.

  • Twenty-five percent of middle-aged men and ten percent of middle-aged women suffer from OSA.
  • Seventy-five percent of severe sleep-disordered breathing cases remain undiagnosed.
  • Similar to asthma and diabetes
  • One in fifteen has moderate to severe OSA.
  • One in five adults has mild OSA.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea, what is it?

The term apnea means the cessation of breath; in other words, your breathing cycles are abnormal.

If you suffer from the condition of sleep apnea, you may stop breathing during your sleep.

OSA is one of the frequent forms of apnea; it is characterized for being a complete shutdown of the airway that starts from your mouth through your throat down to your lungs.

Muscles that manage the soft palate and tongue advise them to relax, completely closing your airway.

To reassure the result of a diagnosis, OSA is diagnosed using a procedure called a sleep study.

During the process of a sleep study, one of our dental surgeons monitors the body’s system and activity to verify that it is functioning correctly.

After the study, our dental surgeons treat OSA with oral appliance therapy.

How does the OSA Appliance Work?

OSA and snoring are very similar, and they can be dealt with appliances created here at our dental office.

This product consists of an oral appliance therapy that is minimally invasive and is considered the first line of treatment when it comes down to OSA.

These appliances solve mild to moderate OSA. To proceed with this appliance, it involves various steps:

  • Designing
  • Selecting the proper model
  • Fitting the model
  • Utilize the appliance

This appliance will then hold your jaw forward and maintain airways through your throat during sleep.

This condition centralizes in solving OSA for the following individuals:

  • Certain ages affect OSA more or less than others. The elderly are at a higher risk of suffering from obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Men are more often than not at a higher risk of presenting signs of OSA than women.
  • Heart disorders such as congestive heart failure increase their risk.
  • Pain killers increase the risk of central sleep apnea.
  • If the individual suffered from a stroke in the past, they´re at a higher risk.

Sleep Dental Medicine: Visible Complication of OSA

Sleep apnea has a visible downgrading effect over individuals that struggle with this condition, such as:

  • Experiencing daytime fatigue- individuals may present low levels of physical activities throughout their day, drowsiness, irritability are all factors that OSA creates, which negates proper development. Severe cases of this condition may even suffer from depression because of their lack of sleep throughout the night time.
  • Sleep-deprived partners- couples that sleep with a partner or any family member that snores loudly at night may experience low levels of energy during their day because they lack sleep. Your body needs to rest from daytime activities, and when not properly executed, the results are more than apparent.
  • Heart problems and or high blood pressure- OSA may increase heart problems or blood pressure to even higher levels creating a severe case of heart complications.
  • Type two diabetes- OSA develops and increases the chances of suffering from type 2 diabetes.
  • Liver problems- abnormal liver function
  • Metabolic syndrome- OSA increases abnormal cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, high blood sugar are all linked to OSA.

Thanks to our team of skillful dental surgeons, we are always ready to answer any of your doubts about Sleep Dental Medicine.

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