Stay Alert For Signs of Sleep Apnea as Explained By Our Medford Sleep Apnea Dentist

by Dr. Vareldzis | Date Published: 2018-08-28

Our Medford dentists provide comprehensive dental care; this means that we treat a range of issues that can affect, or are connected to, your oral health. For example, we provide sleep apnea care to help patients manage this chronic condition, and support oral and whole body wellness.

Timely treatment of obstructive sleep apnea can help you avoid long-term health complications down the road. Today, our Medford sleep apnea dentists are reviewing some of the red flags of sleep apnea—keep reading to learn more!

The first thing to know is that is that sleep apnea occurs when a patient’s airway is obstructed by relaxed oral tissues. This obstruction is likely to cause loud and disruptive snoring. In fact, many people find out they have sleep apnea precisely because their sleeping partners force them to find a solution for nightly snoring.

Sleep apnea sufferers are also prone to suffering from headaches, as well as fatigue and concentration problems during the day. Sleep apnea actually impairs your body’s ability to get a full, healthy night’s sleep. Poor sleep quality not only negatively affects day to day life; it can also increase your likelihood of developing additional health issues in years to come. The chronic low blood oxygen levels associated with sleep apnea can put you at risk of heart disease, stroke, and more.

Our dental team offers effective and patient-friendly alternatives to traditional CPAP sleep apnea treatment. Many patients find that CPAP machines are uncomfortable, cumbersome, and tough to life with night to night. For this reason, many sleep apnea sufferers fall out of the habit of using CPAP altogether. We offer other treatment options so that these patients can still get the care that they need.

The best way to get started dealing with sleep apnea is to schedule a consultation with our Medford dentists. During this appointment, we’ll assess your dental health, generally, and get an idea of how and why sleep apnea is manifesting in your life. This initial meeting is the starting point from which we can build a customized, tailored treatment plan to meet your needs.

You can always contact our dental team by giving our office a call, or using the Contact Us page on our website to submit an inquiry. We look forward to speaking with you, and helping you take control of sleep apnea for good!