Sleep Apnea: What To Expect

sleepingblondewomanSleep apnea is a serious disorder that can have a dramatically negative effect on your daily life as well as your long-term health. If you are a loud snorer, find that you suffer from common side effects of sleep apnea, or simply feel fatigued on a daily basis but you’re not sure why, we encourage you to schedule an appointment to speak with us about sleep apnea treatment. By receiving a diagnosis from our professional team, you will know for certain if interrupted nightly sleep is the cause of your exhaustion and other concerns. Fortunately, we offer comfortable treatment to restore your quality of life. Wondering what to expect? Learn more:

Diagnosing You With Sleep Apnea

Figuring out whether you have sleep apnea or not is something that can cause you a bit of confusion. First, you may connect with some of the common symptoms but you may wonder if your daily exhaustion, mood swings, or concentration issues stem from some other underlying concern. Rather than attempting to self-diagnose, we encourage you to visit us for a dental checkup. We will ask you a series of questions, examine your oral cavity, and provide you with a diagnosis.

Sleep Apnea Treatment

It is extremely important that you seek sleep apnea treatment and practice it on a nightly basis if you are suffering from this sleep disorder. Sleep apnea does not only result in fatigue but may also affect your long-term health, may damage your relationships, and may even cause you to accidentally harm yourself or those around you. After all, if you fall asleep due to exhaustion, you become at-risk of passing out while driving or performing other dangerous tasks. The good news is that sleep apnea treatment is gentle yet effective. You will wear an oral appliance while you sleep, which will shift your lower jaw forward slightly. This jaw alignment promotes open airways for sound sleep.

ABOUT YOUR SHREWSBURY, MA DENTISTS:

At Modern Dentistry, Todd A. Pizzi, DDS, and Luciana Messina, DDS, are dedicated to providing high-quality cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dentistry services to patients and families in Shrewsbury, Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all surrounding communities. To schedule your next appointment, contact our office by calling (508) 842-6356 today.