Sleep apnea is a condition in which your sleep is disturbed due to interruptions in your breathing. Sleep apnea is a serious, but relatively common condition.
Are you familiar with the risks associated with sleep apnea? If you are 40 years of age or older, overweight, have large tonsils, or a family history of sleep apnea you may be at an increased risk for the problem.
The are various treatments that can be used to address sleep apnea. Making adjustments to your sleeping habit including not sleeping on your back can sometimes alleviate the condition. A continuous positive air pressure device, also known as a CPAP, can help you breathe while you sleep. The dentist can help you by providing appliances can be used to help move your jaw and keep your airways open. In some cases, surgery may be necessary.
If you would like to know more about sleep apnea, contact our dental office in Phoenix, Arizona. You are welcome to schedule an appointment at Angel Dentistry by calling us at 602-788-2008. Dr. Amber Angel looks forward to taking your smile and your oral health care to the next level with sleep apnea care.