Are you having trouble sleeping? When you do get to sleep, are you having issues with snoring? It could be time to give your dentist a call.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an oral health issue that is often first identified by your dentist, thanks to indicators that can be found in your mouth. This includes worn down teeth from night-time grinding, a tongue with peculiar edges, an inflamed throat or even a smaller-than-average jaw.
OSA causes interruptions in your breathing patterns while you sleep. As a result, you wind up snoring – or worse, constantly waking up and causing fatigue due to your gasps for breath. Living with OSA comes higher risks of:
- Heart Disease
- Heart Attack
- High Blood Pressure
At 425 Dental, while our expertise lies with dental health, we care about your overall health and well being as well. We are proud to offer oral appliance therapy, a minimally invasive treatment option for mild to moderate cases of OSA. These appliances, when properly fitted, can help with keeping the jaw in the correct position for the entire night which allows for oxygen to flow properly.
Depending on the potential severity of your OSA, we may recommend you see a specialist for advanced treatment options. When necessary, the team at 425 Dental will gladly recommend healthcare providers that provide exceptional care and that can be fully trusted.