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Why You Shouldn’t Wait To Address Sleep Apnea

Do you feel like you barely slept, even when you enjoyed a full night’s rest? Has your partner brought up the issue of your snoring during the night? These are signs that you could be dealing with sleep apnea, a condition that deserves professional attention. Without treatment, sleep apnea will continue to rob you of restful sleep. You can feel groggy and irritable during the day, and face complications with your blood pressure. Sleep apnea can even be linked to an increased risk for serious heart troubles! Many people believe that the way to address sleep apnea is with a CPAP machine. However, you might be able to address the matter by wearing a special oral appliance given to you by your dentist.

How Your Dentist Can Treat You Without Making You Wear A CPAP Machine

A custom-made oral appliance from your dentist can help you rest during the night without sleep apnea breaking your sleep cycle. The appliance keeps your breathing passages open during the night. Without treatment, patients with sleep apnea frequently lose the ability to breathe, because soft tissue blocks those airways. To remove the barricade, your body wakes itself. The appliance you wear will hold your jaw in a position that stops the soft tissue from moving over your airways.

What Else Can Your Dentist Do For You?

Some patients are surprised when they find out their dentist can help them take care of sleep apnea. Because people so often link dental care to cavity prevention, they can overlook other important services available at the dentist’s office. One problem you should certainly bring to your dentist’s attention is a teeth grinding habit, known as bruxism. When nothing is done, this condition can lead to serious dental damage.

Talk To Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury About Addressing Sleep Apnea

Are you struggling with health issues connected to sleep apnea? You can seek care from Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury, where you can be provided with a special appliance that keeps your breathing passages open, stopping sleep apnea from jeopardizing your health. Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pizzi, Dr. Mehdi, and colleagues by calling our office at (508) 842-8838. Located in Shrewsbury, MA, we are proud to work with patients of all ages from Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all surrounding communities.