Don’t hold back–the longer you wait, the worse it can get. We talked about the deadly Hoboken train crash, which was caused by undiagnosed sleep apnea. So, with that being said, why haven’t you sought treatment yet?
Sleep apnea is a potentially life-threatening condition where breathing stops and starts repeatedly throughout the night. With more than 18 million people in the United States suffering from sleep apnea, it is important to seek care as soon as possible. Many people who are not receiving treatment from any healthcare professional will notice complications.
Why Visit the Dentist?
There is a growing number of people with sleep apnea that are now turning to dentists for proper treatment options. Most people don’t realize dentists have the expertise and tools necessary to treat sleep apnea, but they do, and are often the first line of defense.
By visiting Craniofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Center of Georgia for sleep apnea, we can help you find relief and a better night’s sleep. First, we will perform a comprehensive examination, note your medical history, and listen to what might be going on in your life, including snoring habits and other sleep complications. In doing so, we can accurately assess your symptoms and provide a proper recommendation for diagnosis from a medical doctor.
When a diagnosis has been made and you are referred back to our office for treatment, we will begin to create a mold of your teeth for a custom-made oral appliance. The use of an oral appliance while you are sleeping will help to prevent your tongue from falling to the back of your mouth. We will modify your appliance if necessary to ensure a perfect fit, and to teach you how to wear the device.
Contact our office today to learn more about sleep apnea and your treatment options at Craniofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Center of Georgia.