Dentist in 08902
If you are a heavy snorer, have episodes of gasping for air or wake up abruptly in the night, you may suffer from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common, though serious disorder that can in fact be life-threatening for some sufferers, but which can be greatly improved with the use of a dental appliance. Your 08902 dentist
at Hidden Lake Dental Associates are experts in treating sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a dangerous disorder that occurs when regular breathing is interrupted during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most prevalent form. It occurs when air
flow is blocked and the soft tissue at the back of the throat collapses when you sleep. A common symptom of sleep apnea is heavy snoring, however, not all snorers have sleep apnea. It is important to visit a medical professional for a sleep study to have your sleep apnea diagnosed correctly and a course of treatment determined. Visiting your 08902 dentist
for a sleep apnea dental appliance can improve mild to moderate sleep apnea. The appliance fits in the mouth similarly to a mouth guard or an orthodontic retainer and is designed to keep the airway open by holding back the tongue and soft tissues at the back of the throat. The appliance is custom designed and fabricated to fit your mouth. They are generally easy to wear, comfortable and effective. Being male, over the age of forty and overweight increases your risk for developing sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can make it difficult to function during the day time, as a poor night’s sleep leads to headaches, difficulty concentrating and excessive sleepiness. Sleep apnea is a serious health condition and it is important to seek treatment.
At Hidden Lakes Dental Associates, your 08902 dentist
, we are committed to improving both your oral and overall health. An oral appliance can help reduce the symptoms and risks of sleep apnea. To learn more about our services, give us a call today.
4-02 Towne Center Drive
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
By Maha Kaga, DMD
May 18, 2017