Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Your Dentist
For the best dentist in Yorkville you won’t do better than Sturm & Associates, especially if you snore or suffer from obstructive sleep apnea.
That’s right, Sturm & Associates is a licensed and experienced oral appliance therapy provider. What that means for you and your family is a better night’s sleep.
Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
If you snore or suffer from a sleeping disorder you know how hard it is on the rest of the household.
While you may do your best to keep your OSA and snoring at bay, you will continue to disturb everyone else as long as your condition remains untreated.
According to this dental blog obstructive sleep apnea or OSA is a condition that makes it difficult, if not impossible, for a person to sleep. Impossible to snooze because the back of the throat relaxes so much it closes it.
Help for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
If you have OSA or know someone who does you’ve probably tried most things when it comes to treatment for snoring or obstructive sleep apnea.
For most sufferers CPAP is the answer. However, for some who have OSA it isn’t a successful solution.
Dr. Judy Sturm provides patients with oral appliance therapy and other types of treatments for people who snore. Sturm & Associates also offers other solutions such as splints and mouth protectors.
Having a treatment that is comfortable means the therapy will work. While CPAP is the most common type of solution for obstructive sleep apnea, it doesn’t always work for everyone.
If you don’t haven’t been diagnosed with OSA but believe you could have an issue because the household says you do watch for the following:
- Waking up Gasping for Breath
- Loud Snoring
- Observed Cessations in Breathing
- Waking with Dry Mouth and Sore Throat
- Morning Headaches and Neck Aches
- Low Libido
- Mood Swings
- Trouble Staying Awake
- Problems Concentrating
Of course any of these issues should be discussed with your primary care physician. According to DSM dentist in Toronto OSA is a serious condition. So serious it can lead to heart attack and stroke.
Proper Treatment for OSA
Sleep apnea must be treated if the person suffering expects relief. While there are some factors, such as obesity and smoking that may change the diagnosis, some who have OSA are healthy and fit.
If you would like to learn more about oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea call or send a direct message and have a chat with Sturm & Associates today.