Sleep Apnea

People with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have disrupted sleep and low blood oxygen levels. When obstructive sleep apnea occurs, the tongue is sucked against the back of the throat. This blocks the upper airway and airflow stops. When the oxygen level in the brain becomes low enough, the sleeper partially awakens, the obstruction in the throat clears, and the flow of air starts again, usually with a loud gasp.

Repeated cycles of decreased oxygenation lead to very serious cardiovascular problems. Additionally, these individuals suffer from excessive daytime sleepiness, depression, and loss of concentration.

Some patients have obstructions that are less severe called Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS). In either case, the individuals suffer many of the same symptoms.

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Sleep Apnea Treatment

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Sleep Apnea is a very serious health issue that can decrease the quality of life for those who suffer from it. Often it can manifest in ways that we may not be aware of. We utilize the uniquely successful VivosĀ® Treatment in our office. Come in for a consult to discuss options and available treatment.

As your dentist, we are experts in the mouth and oral cavity and are fully trained to examine your airway. We can help you embark on your journey to better breathing, sleep, and health. Restful sleep is vital to your well being. We can help you understand your symptoms and find the best solution. Click on the link below to learn more about VivosĀ® and watch this YouTube video explaining how treatment works.

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