If you’re living with sleep apnea, don’t delay on your treatment. Our Issaquah dentist office has a number of options to help restore your health and let you continue to live a normal life.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a potentially dangerous condition wherein your throat closes off while you sleep. This obstructs your breathing, causing you to awaken periodically during the night to prevent yourself from asphyxiating. Unfortunately, since many people only partially awaken, it is common to suffer from this condition without realizing that you have it. This means that your sleep cycle is repeatedly interrupted throughout the night, even though you seem to be getting a full night’s sleep. This results in extreme sleep deprivation, which can manifest many health problems.
If you think you may have sleep apnea, be on the lookout for the following symptoms:
- Loud snoring
- Frequent headaches when you wake up
- Extreme drowsiness throughout the day
- A dry mouth or sore throat when you wake up
- Awakening suddenly, short of breath
- High blood pressure
Sleep Apnea Treatment Options
If you have a milder form of sleep apnea, we may simply need to talk about some lifestyle changes. Some possible aggravating factors may include a weight problem, smoking, or sleeping in the incorrect position.
If your condition does not respond to a lifestyle change, we may recommend the use of an oral device while you sleep. This device serves to open up your airway and prevent the blockage that is waking you up.
Finally, there are surgical options that may take care of more severe conditions.
If you think you may be suffering from sleep apnea or need sleep apnea treatment from a qualified professional, set up a consultation with Meadow Creek Dental today! Dr. Dipti can discuss different treatment options for sleep apnea issues and provide you with a customized treatment plan.
Meadow Creek Dental provides sleep apnea treatments to patients throughout Issaquah and Sammamish. Book an appointment online or call our office today at 425-369-9116.