Do you or your partner snore? Do you often feel more tired when you wake up than when you went to sleep? You or your partner could be at risk for sleep apnea. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is the most common type of sleep apnea that occurs when the airway becomes momentarily blocked, cutting the flow of oxygen off to the vital organs. This happens when the soft tissues in the mouth relax and collapse towards the back of the throat. If left untreated, sleep apnea could lead to a sudden stroke or heart attack. However, Dr. Patel and the professional team at Park Dental offer sleep apnea treatment to patients in the Hilliard, Ohio area. Learn about the signs of sleep apnea and treatment below:
Signs of Sleep Apnea
There are several common signs of sleep apnea:
- Consistent, loud snoring
- Waking up to breathe
- Headaches that arise in the morning
- Difficulty concentrating
- Dry mouth
- Feeling excessively tired during the day
- Sleeping with an open mouth
If you have noticed any of these problems or concerns, call Park Dental today at 614.254.5116.
Treatment for Sleep Apnea
Before treatment, Dr. Patel will assess your teeth and gums to ensure that treatment aligns with your particular oral health needs. She will also take your budget and goals into consideration. Dr. Patel offers oral appliance therapy to treat patients with mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea. Similar to a mouth guard, oral appliances are custom fit to your exact measurements. This solution opens up the airways and prevents the soft tissue in the back of the throat from collapsing. Oral appliance therapy stops snoring and treats sleep apnea reliving morning headaches and chronic fatigue. Oral appliances are a more comfortable alternative to bulky CPAP machines. Because they are comfortable and easy to wear, oral appliances offer higher compliancy rates. The discreet appliance fits easily in a case for easy carry on travel.
Request an Appointment
Call Park Dental for comfortable and comprehensive treatment today at 614.254.5116. You can request an appointment with Dr. Patel on our website. Our staff aims to provide high-quality dental care to patients of all ages.