Life is no fun when you’re drowsy, moody, and dragging your feet at work – all symptoms of sleep apnea. If this sounds like you, pay a visit to Great Smiles Dental Care soon for help. You may wonder how a dentist can help with sleep apnea in Surprise. Thanks to his training, Dr. Wendelschafer can provide treatment with a custom oral appliance that makes all the difference. You’ll:
Left untreated, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can do much more than just disrupt your sleep. This condition has also been linked to serious health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and depression. That’s why it’s so important to get the treatment you need – you can actually live longer with sleep apnea treatment.
Dr. Wendelschafer can provide you with a custom-fitted oral device once you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. You’ll wear this appliance while sleeping, and it will help keep your airway open so you don’t experience sleep apnea episodes.
Here’s a quick rundown on obstructive sleep apnea:
- OSA occurs when your air passages become blocked by your tongue and other soft tissues in the back of your throat. These tissues can relax so much that your air flow is temporarily cut off.
- When this happens, your brain signals your body to wake up and take in more oxygen.
- A sleep apnea sufferer will then take a few normal breaths and fall back asleep, usually without even knowing anything has happened.
Your sleep appliance will move your lower jaw gently forward to ensure that you have adequate air flow. The result will be higher-quality, more restful sleep. Plus, you’ll feel better throughout the day and experience fewer mood swings – not to mention lessen your risk of heart attacks, strokes, and other serious health problems.
Call Great Smiles Dental Care for help with sleep apnea in Surprise: 623-933-5749. You can also request an appointment for sleep apnea help or a routine checkup using our online form.
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