Have you heard of sleep apnea? If you have, did you know that it can actually lead to a number of serious issues, such as high blood pressure or even heart disease? While there are a number of things you can do to avoid this problem, did you know that a dentist may actually be help treat its issues, and help you enjoy better sleep?
Our team may actually be the first to recognize the signs of sleep apnea. You see, many dentists are trained to recognize some of the most common signs of sleep apnea, such as dry mouth. Furthermore, since many individuals visit their dentist once every six months, dentists have more opportunities to notice these signs than other doctors.
There are a few options you can consider for addressing the different types of sleep apnea. For instance, custom-made appliances may help you reposition your jaw and tongue, improving airflow and preventing your mouth from becoming obstructed while you sleep. These appliances are easy to wear and remove, and only need to be worn while you’re sleeping. They are also often covered by insurance companies.
If you’re worried about sleep apnea, please don’t hesitate to contact Aesthetic Dentistry Associates at 281-446-4700. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and examine your mouth for signs of sleep apnea. Dr. David Umansky and our team look forward to hearing from you soon!