Sleep apnea is a common health concern that affects all aspects of your health. Snoring, chronic fatigues and dry mouth are only a few of the more minor symptoms of this complex issue. Diagnosing and treating sleep apnea is essential for protecting your health and smile.
Do you snore? Do you wake up with headaches on a regular basis? Do you have difficulty concentrating?
Sleep apnea can impact your mood, your health, and your smile. If you snore loudly, are over 40 or have a family history of sleep apnea it is often recommended that you get screened for sleep apnea on a yearly basis. Treating sleep apnea as soon as you begin to experience it can prevent secondary health conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, or even sudden death.
Common symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Chronic headaches
- Difficulty concentrating
- Waking repeatedly gasping for air
- Chronic Fatigue
- High blood pressure
- Dry mouth
- Increased tooth decay
Treating Sleep Apnea With Your Rogers, AR Dentist
While many patients may not think of their dentist when seeking treatment for sleep apnea, Dr. Heather Adams has advanced training in effectively treating sleep apnea. Dr. Adams provides oral sleep appliance therapy for addressing snoring and sleep apnea.
An oral sleep appliance realigns the upper and lower jaw forcing the airway to remain open while sleeping. Patients who wear an oral sleep appliance are able to breathe freely while they rest.
The oral sleep appliance is custom designed to comfortably fit your bite. The device is discreet and highly effective and decreasing the side effects of obstructive sleep apnea.