Get The Info You Need About Obstructive Sleep Apnea And Treatment Our O’Fallon Dentist
Recent studies on obstructive sleep apnea have shown that long-term untreated sleep apnea can increase a patient’s risk of suffering from a number of health issues down the road. This is why our O’Fallon sleep apnea dentists are so committed to helping people overcome sleep apnea issues.
Sleep apnea is a condition that is characterized by obstructed airways when the patient sleeps. Basically, when the patient relaxes, his or her oral tissues fall into the airway and make it difficult for the patient to get enough oxygen.
If you suffer from sleep apnea you will likely notice a number of immediate problems, like loud snoring, headaches, concentration problems, and fatigue. When a patient goes for years suffering from low blood-oxygen levels he or she will be at increased risk of suffering from heart problems, depression, and high blood pressure.
To treat the root cause of sleep apnea, our dental team designs customized sleep apnea oral appliances for the patient to wear when he or she sleeps. When these oral appliances are in place, they keep the person’s jaw in a health position, so as to facilitate adequate airflow throughout the night. These oral appliances have much higher patient compliance rates than traditional CPAP machines, which can be cumbersome and difficult to use.
If you think that you may be dealing with sleep apnea, our O’Fallon dentists are here to help you determine the root cause of your dysfunction, and to find a suitable and effective treatment solution. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call when you are ready to learn more!