Improve Breathing with Sleep Apnea Treatment
Improve the quality of your sleep!
Although snoring can seem like a simple nuisance, it may be a sign of something more serious. Sleep apnea is a common problem which involves obstruction of the airway and cessation of normal breathing during sleep. The result is that your brain and other organs are deprived of normal oxygen levels. Dentists have become highly effective in the recognition and treatment of this significant medical concern. Untreated sleep apnea contributes or leads to serious medical problems such as hypertension, diabetes, stroke, excessive daytime sleepiness, among others. In our dental office in Altamonte Springs, FL, sleep apnea can be effectively treated using a splint which repositions your lower jaw. Patients, on average, find this sleep apnea treatment far more tolerable than CPAP device, if they are a candidate. Dr. Schmitt is a member the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and would happy to discuss your particular concerns. Recognizing that dentistry plays a role in overall medical health and helping to provide the solutions is a tremendously rewarding aspect of Schmitt Prosthodontics.
A few common symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Gasping for air or choking
- Loud snoring while sleeping
- High Blood Pressure
- Feeling tired despite adequate time to sleep
- Headaches in the morning
If sleep apnea goes untreated, it can affect your well-being. It can also contribute to other conditions, as well as concentration and memory impairment. Having the quality of your sleep reduced can be very damaging over time. We may be able to help fit you with a dental appliance to be worn during the night to help correct sleep apnea. Set up a consultation with our office by calling us at (407) 478-4960 today!