March 7, 2015
Is snoring keeping you awake at night or leading to long stretches spent sleeping on the sofa instead of bed? Perhaps you feel exhausted during the day, even after what should have been a restful night of deep sleep. For patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, snoring is actually an indication of a serious health problem in addition to a nighttime nuisance. At Complete Cosmetic Care Dentistry in Glenpool, OK, Dr. Parnam Mohanna and Dr. Dalia Georgy offer a wide range of general and preventive dentistry solutions, including sleep apnea therapy.
The Importance of Treating Sleep Apnea
In cases of sleep apnea, the airway from the mouth to the lungs is obstructed by the tongue, tissue in the throat, or the soft tissues of the palate. Breathing ceases multiple times per hour, a problem that leads to a low blood oxygen level throughout the night. The obstruction also causes the vibrating sound we know as snoring. Over time, untreated sleep apnea can contribute to a variety of serious health complications, including the following:
- Coronary artery disease
- Heart attack
- Liver and kidney problems
- Respiratory illnesses, including severe pneumonia
- Chronic fatigue
- Accidents behind the wheel or at work
- Pulmonary hypertension
Fortunately, sleep apnea can be treated relatively quickly with a non-invasive solution: a custom oral appliance. This mouthguard is worn only at night and helps to keep the airways open and free from obstruction. Patients frequently report feeling better after just one night’s use.
Get the Peaceful Sleep You Need and Deserve
If you or your partner suffers from excessive snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, please don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule a consultation with the team at Complete Cosmetic Care Dentistry. We genuinely look forward to helping you get the restful night’s sleep you need to enjoy a fulfilling, energetic life every day. Conveniently located in Glenpool, OK, our practice warmly welcomes families from throughout nearby communities in Tulsa, Okmulgee, Sapulpa, Bixby, Jenks, Mounds, Keifer, and beyond.
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