Sleep apnea can lead to major health issues. If you are worried about symptoms of sleep apnea or have a loud snore, come into our office to see how we can help. Lacking energy and having frequent headaches are just mild concerns compared to other problems sleep apnea can cause.
Major Health Problems
While the side effects from sleep apnea might seem minor, the lack of oxygen can cause long-term damage with more serious consequences. Some of the serious health problems caused by sleep apnea include:
- Plaque build-up on your artery walls due to lack of oxygen.
- High blood pressure.
- Increased risk of stroke.
- Heart failure or heart attack.
- Irregular heartbeat.
- Increased problems with depression and anxiety.
- Diabetes and blood-sugar issues.
Because sleep apnea is the cause of detrimental issues, especially with the heart, it is imperative to find treatment. At any of our convenient locations, we help our sleep apnea patients by issuing dental appliances worn at night to open the airway. Our professional team will help you get the treatment you need.
If you’re worried about using a CPAP machine, we have an alternative treatment that can help resolve most sleep apnea issues. Oral devices have no wires, no noise, and use no electricity. Instead, the device is designed to hold the mouth and jaw in an open position to keep you breathing freely throughout the night.
Diagnosing Sleep Apnea may consist of one or more methods. When you come in to see us our professional team will perform a thoughtful examination to determine the best treatment options for your condition.
Severe or complex cases of sleep apnea may require an overnight sleep study. This can often be done in the comfort of your own home with a small, portable machine.
Don’t Hesitate to Call!
Do you have any questions about what we can do to help you with your sleep apnea? Don’t hesitate to call us today! Our team is standing by with answers to your questions, and you can schedule an appointment for a full evaluation. We look forward to seeing you!