Approximately 54 million adults in the U.S. have Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Did you know that many dentists are trained to help treat and manage your snoring and sleep apnea? Dental sleep medicine is an area of dental practice that focuses on the use of oral appliance therapy to treat sleep-disordered breathing, including snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Our dentists work together with physicians to identify the best treatment for each patient.
Many effects of a lack of sleep, such as feeling grumpy and not working at your best, are well known. But did you know that sleep deprivation can also have profound consequences on your physical health? Your sleep impacts every aspect of your health and daily life. Sleeping well helps you look, feel, and perform your best. But a sleep problem isn’t just snoring, it can be harmful to your health and well-being. One of the most common sleep problems is obstructive sleep apnea. If you suffer from it, your risk of injury and accidents at home, work and on the road increases. If it continues, lack of sleep can affect your overall health and make you prone to serious medical conditions, such as obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.
We can help!
Ask your dentist to conduct an Obstructive Sleep Apnea test. It’s a non-invasive, painless procedure covered by most insurance plans. Let us help you find some relief today!