Are you getting enough sleep? Do you constantly feel like you have no energy? Have you considered you might be suffering from a condition known as sleep apnea? If this is the issue, a simple non-invasive treatment provided by our sleep apnea dentist at Yardley Dental Arts could be the answer you’re looking for. We are more than happy to discuss your sleep problem and provide a solution.
What is Sleep Apnea?
It is a condition that affects your body’s ability to receive enough oxygen. Without enough oxygen, your body is unable to function properly. It will make you feel sluggish and drained. Unfortunately, the condition is usually a problem during the night while you are sleeping. Many sufferers don’t realize they have this problem.
A number of different conditions are associated with this condition. Left untreated, it can lead to a stroke, headaches, diabetes, high blood pressure, mood swings, depression, or heart failure. Symptoms of ADHD can also become worse and sufferers can feel a general lack of wellbeing.
Aside from these associated health issues, it can also mean you are constantly tired and struggle to stay away during your daily activities. It is very dangerous for sufferers to get behind the wheel, for example. It can also compromise a person’s performance at work.
How is Sleep Apnea Treated?
There are two types of this condition, but only one can be treated by a dentist. This is Obstructive Sleep Apnea. If you are a sufferer, your lower jawbone muscles are unable to hold your jaw in place while you sleep.
This means that it tends to fall back, allowing your tongue to bock your airway. If your partner tells you that you snore or sound like you’re choking in your sleep, make an appointment with Yardley Dental Arts.
A non-invasive treatment is possible, in the form of a removable oral appliance. It is very discreet and you simply pop it in when you go to sleep. It is made to fit your mouth snugly and securely. It stays in your mouth while you sleep and holds your lower jaw in the forward position. Which in turn prevents your tongue from falling backwards and keeps your airway clear.
To learn more about how our Yardley sleep apnea dentist and whether we can provide a solution give us a call today. We are more than happy to discuss any of your oral health questions and make our recommendations. Get in touch at (215) 504-2400.
"My mission is to always provide extraordinary dental care in a compassionate setting. At Yardley Dental Arts, quality is key! We are NOT a high volume, high turnover office. We are patient centric office. Our practice model allows for concierge service and exclusive one on one time with the doctor and the hygienists. We pride ourselves on using premier materials, labs and the latest in dental technology including our GREEN CT 3D SCANNER, delivering high quality images at a fraction of the radiation as compared to the standard. This allows for fully customized treatment plans focusing on your specific needs and comfort level.
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At Dr. Patel’s office, you will experience a new approach to dentistry as we continue to aspire and drive forward to be the best place for dental care: A concierge dental practice with a patient centric philosophy.
At our office we offer everything from cosmetic dentistry to sleep apnea treatment using the latest dental technology because we believe by constantly training our staff, continuing our education and adopting the latest dental technology it will lead to an extraordinary dental experience.