Sleep Apnea & Snoring
Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder marked by interruptions and pauses in your breathing during sleep, as many as 20-30 times in an hour. Affecting more than 12 million Americans, sleep apnea causes drowsiness throughout the day without explanation, loud snoring, and bouts of waking up breathless in the night. If you are experiencing these symptoms, schedule a consultation with the trained providers at Kluth-Richardson Family & Cosmetic Dentistry to start your path to a good night’s rest.
Common Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea:
Causes for Sleep Apnea:
- Type 2 Diabetes
- History of Stroke
- High Blood Pressure
- Tobacco Use
- Genetic Factors
Types of Sleep Apnea
- OSA: Obstructive Sleep Apnea – occurs when there is an obstruction or blockage, typically tissue in the back of the throat.
- CSA: Central Sleep Apnea – occurs when the muscle and brain coordination stop working properly which causes breathing to stop.
- Combination of the two, commonly called “mixed” or “complex.
What can you expect with Sleep Apnea Treatment?
Sleep apnea treatment may vary depending on the severity of the condition and the type of apnea. The team at Kluth-Richardson Family & Cosmetic Dentistry will perform a comprehensive oral evaluation and discuss your sleep habits and symptoms. We work with a sleep apnea specialist who may recommend a sleep study to diagnose the precise extent of the problem and prescribe the appropriate treatment for you.
Left untreated, sleep apnea can be dangerous and lead to several complications. In most cases, sleep apnea can be successfully treated with custom dental appliances that can be used in a way to position the mouth to prevent throat blockage. In more severe cases, corrective surgery might be necessary. If you know or suspect you suffer from sleep apnea, call our office today to schedule a consultation to get back to sleeping comfortably through the night.
Patients Sharing Their Experience
“ As always Kluth Family & Cosmetic Dentistry takes care of you. I have always had the best experience and felt calm knowing that they will take care of me. ” – Suhasini C.