Sleep Apnea & Snoring
Start Your Journey to Better Sleep
According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, of the estimated 22 million Americans that suffer from sleep apnea, around 80% of cases are undiagnosed. While part of this is due to lack of awareness, a number of individuals who live with undiagnosed sleep apnea remain untreated because patients don’t visit the doctor. As patients visit their dentist every 6 months for routine cleanings and examinations, dentists are more likely to identify the warning signs of sleep apnea and can recommend getting an official sleep study completed.
At Kenilworth Dental Associates, sleep apnea screenings are an important part of every dental recall visit. Once you undergo a sleep study and receive an official diagnosis from your physician, Dr. Dani can help you explore your different treatment options.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is the cessation of breathing that occurs several times during the night. It is usually accompanied by heavy snoring. When left untreated, sleep apnea can severely compromise your health, leading to a number of secondary health consequences. In some instances, sleep apnea can indirectly cause death.
We Treat Both Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Causes & Symptoms
Whereas other health conditions have a singular cause, obstructive sleep apnea can be the result of a number of compounding risk factors. These can include age, gender, weight, and unhealthy habits such as tobacco and alcohol use. While sleep apnea is often associated with older men or post-menopausal women, the condition can affect patients at any age and even those in excellent health. Knowing the symptoms to look for and understanding the causes of obstructive sleep apnea are critical steps in getting a diagnosis early.
Treatment for Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Getting the best treatment for your condition starts with a sleep study and requires an official diagnosis from your physician. Learn the process behind getting an official sleep apnea diagnosis and learn how Dr. Dani offers a holistic alternative to CPAP. Perfect for individuals with sleep apnea as well as those with generalized snoring, oral appliance therapy can help you regain a good night’s rest.