One of the most common issues patients face in terms of losing sleep or excessive snoring is sleep apnea, which occurs when the airways are restricted during sleep. This condition is often caused by slight misalignments in your jaw that cause the airway to close. This constriction of the airway can lead to loud snoring, coughing, excessive phlegm, loss of sleep, and even choking. Depending on the severity and nature of your sleep apnea, your dentist will recommend an assistive device after an examination.
Most cases of sleep apnea are treated using a special mouth guard designed to keep the airway open by positioning the jaw correctly. This allows the patient to breathe normally and not have to worry about losing sleep. Because sleep apnea can cause loss of sleep, other health systems can be affected.
Sleep Apnea Can Cause:
- High Blood Pressure
- Stroke Risk
- Diabetic Risk
- Loss of Sleep
Sleep Apnea Treatment by Breckenridge Dental Group
If you have been suffering from a loss of sleep due to breathing issues, you may have sleep apnea. The team at Breckenridge Dental Group is here to assess and treat your sleep apnea to allow you to breathe easily and get the sleep you need.
If you have any questions for our team about sleep apnea, or if you would like to set up an appointment, don’t hesitate to get in contact with our office or send us an email.