If you stop breathing, gasp, or choke while sleeping, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. At Woodland Hills Family Dentistry, our dentist can provide sleep apnea appliances that keep your airways open during sleep. Untreated sleep apnea can contribute to several serious health conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and liver problems, so it is important to get treatment as soon as possible.
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder marked by interruptions and pauses in breathing during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by obstructions in the airway, such as the tongue rolling back in the throat or collapsed tissues in the air passage.
Sleep apnea treatment may depend on the severity of the condition. If you suffer from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, our dentist may recommend an oral appliance. The oral appliance works to treat obstructive sleep apnea by fitting over your teeth and keeping your airway open while you sleep. It can work by preventing the tongue from blocking the air passage or by holding your jaw in a position that prevents airway blockages during sleep.
If you think you may be experiencing sleep apnea, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with your dentist, as well as a follow-up with your doctor. Common signs of sleep apnea include:
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