Sleep Apnea Treatment

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Sleep Apnea Treatment

Do you suffer from severe snoring or have difficulty breathing at night? If so, you may have sleep apnea. A partially obstructed airway during sleep can result in loud and constant snoring and may affect those around you. In some cases, the interruption of regular breathing patterns and possible stoppage of breathing, is commonly referred to as obstructive sleep apnea. These issues can be hazardous to your health but your dentist can help.

How can your dentist help?

Your dentist can provide you with a range of solutions to reduce or correct sleep apnea. In order to get an understanding of your condition an initial consultation is necessary. After a review of your oral needs your dentist will provide a treatment plan specifically tailored to you. One of the most common and highly effective treatments is a custom made mouth guard to maintain proper jaw position during sleep, increasing airflow and resulting in a more restful sleep with less interruption.

If you want a deeper sleep, more energy, and a healthier body don’t hesitate to contact us and set up a sleep apnea consultation!

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We believe that high-quality dental care should accessible for everyone. That’s why we accept most major insurance plans and are priced competitively for those who wish to pay out of pocket. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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What Is Sleep Apnea?

The Greek word “apnea” means without breath. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a common disorder in which an individual has one or more pauses in breathing while sleeping. These breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes and often occur 5 to 30 times or more an hour. Typically, normal breathing then starts again, sometimes with a loud snort or choking sound.

What happens?

During the increasing muscular relaxation of deepening sleep, the airway becomes increasingly flaccid; the soft palate, the soft lining tissues of the throat, and the tongue relax, fall back and collapse during sleep. As the relaxing tongue falls back, it seals against the back of the throat during attempts to take a breath.

Snoring is the vibration of the soft palate and throat walls against the tongue during the breathing, with reduced airflow due to increased resistance. As collapsibility increases, complete closure can occur.

In apnea events oxygen levels of the blood can drop, triggering a response of the brain to prevent asphyxia. These severe drops in blood oxygen levels immediately causes alarm signals to be sent to your brain. Your body reacts by increasing heart rate, cardiac output, and blood pressure – desperately trying to get more deoxygenated blood to your lungs and more oxygenated blood out to your brain and body. Serious cardiovascular and respiratory responses occur during sleep apnea, often with you unaware.

The sleep apnea patient may have these events occur up to 600 times per night resulting in fragmented, non-refreshing sleep as well as chronic activation of the sympathetic nervous system. Some of the most serious chronic diseases which have been associated with snoring and sleep apnea, include: stroke, high blood pressure, heart attack, arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), cardiac arrhythmias (irregular pulse), diabetes, gastro-esophageal reflux disorder (GERD)

Over 40 million people suffer from the effects of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Risk factors include being male (1 in 4!) overweight, and over the age of forty, but sleep apnea can strike ANYONE at ANY age, even children.

If you think that you or someone you know may have obstructive sleep apnea, Dr. Babin would be happy to discuss possible solutions with you.

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During your first visit we will take some digital X-Rays and see what’s going on inside of your mouth. Then, we’ll learn about your oral health goals and come up with a treatment plan.

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Once we have shared our recommendations, we want you make the best decisions for yourself. We will never be pushy or recommend treatments that you do not need.

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