Sleep apnea is a potentially life threatening condition in which a person’s regular sleep patterns are interrupted due to his or her breathing stopping and starting repeatedly. The sleep disorder can have serious effects on a person’s health due to the consistent lack of oxygen that the brain and other organs receive. Waking repeatedly during the night or snoring loudly are often the first indicators that a person has sleep apnea. This condition should not be ignored, and it should be brought up with your physician and dentist. At Pure Dental Health in Buckhead, we offer solutions to patients suffering from sleep apnea. We are a comprehensive dental practice that cares about our patients’ oral health as well as their overall health.
For many patients who suffer from sleep apnea, they are able to correct the problem with a custom fitted mouthpiece to wear while they sleep. This mouthpiece holds the mouth in correct position so that airflow is easily allowed and not interrupted during sleep. This mouthpiece also helps reduce snoring, which is beneficial for the person wearing the mouthpiece as well as his or her sleeping partner. At Pure Dental Health we work with our patients to find out if they truly have sleep apnea or another condition by working with sleep therapists and sleep study clinics for a true determination. If it is found that a patient does suffer from sleep apnea, we offer mouthpieces to help open the airway so that patients can breath better and consistently at night.
Sleep apnea should never be ignored. There are serious health ramifications (such as a known relation to heart disease and stroke) from this sleep disorder. At Pure Dental Health, we care about our patients’ health, and we provide comprehensive dental care to ensure that they receive the highest level of care possible. Call us today.
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