Welcome to The Center for Dental Sleep Apnea
What’s the Big Deal?
Sleep apnea is easily noticed due to the loud choking noises sufferers make during the waking moments. Often, it is first reported by a spouse or other sleeping partner. While the sound is certainly undesirable, the effects of sleep apnea are much more serious than embarrassment. An estimated 50,000 people die in the USA ever year from undiagnosed OSA, and when untreated the disorder can take 12-15 years off of your life!
Sleep apnea also raises the risk of:
- Nocturnal Strokes
- Nocturnal Heart Attacks
- Type II Diabetes
- High Blood Pressure
- Excessive Pressure on the Heart, Lungs, etc.
- Nocturnal Depletion of Oxygen to the Brain
- Memory Loss
- Daytime Sleepiness
- Weight Gain
What Can I Do?
If you have sleep apnea, it is imperative to get proper treatment! You first must obtain a diagnosis, which can be done through an in-home sleep study. The study measures a variety of factors, but the two most important are the frequency of apnea (100% airflow limitation for a certain time) and hypopnea (where an airflow blockage reduced oxygen saturation.)
These numbers form an AHI index. If your AHI is in the mild or moderate range, Klooster Family Dentistry can fit you for an oral sleep appliance. This device – similar to a retainer – gently shifts your lower jaw forward, opening your airway during sleep. The fitting process is quick, painless, and requires no surgery or anesthetic.
Browse around our site for more information, and when you’re ready to begin treatment, contact us!
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