COVID-19 Notice

With ongoing concerns and uncertainty about the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, we want to reassure you that the health, safety, and well being of our patients and your family are very important to us. We are closely monitoring developments of the outbreak and are taking precautionary measures — consistent with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines – to help support the ongoing health and safety of our employees and patients.  Knowing that missing teeth is a diabilitaing condition, we have forged a way to still have consultative visits that provide our patients with a protected environment allowing for on-going appointments.   If you are suffering, we are here for you.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea: How Is It Connected To Your Oral Health?

Sleep apnea affects a vast majority of the population and it causes a person’s breathing to stop while they are sleeping. Although, the amount of time that a person’s breathing stops can be as short as only
a few seconds this can still have a major impact on the patient’s health. Sleep apnea is classified as a condition that progresses meaning that if it’s not treated in its initial stages then it will eventually get worse as time goes on. The question remains how is your sleep apnea connected to your oral health?
Your dentist has the tools to treat you of your sleep apnea by providing you with customized mouth guards to help the improvement of your breathing by changing the shape of your mouth and throat. 

Symptoms of sleep apnea: 

  • It may be possible you often wake up with a dry throat 
  • Loud snoring so loud it wakes you up from your sleep
  • Waking up because of a choking or gasping sensation 
  • Sleepiness during the day as well as a lack of energy
  • Insomnia or not being able to fall asleep at night

In addition, to visiting your dentist for sleep apnea treatment at home remedies you can take are not sleeping on your back whenever possible as well as avoiding smoking if you are a frequent smoker. 

Schedule Your Appointment
If you are suffering from sleep apnea then it would be beneficial if you scheduled a consultation with our dentist. They can assess you and fit you with a customized mouthguard to help treat your sleep apnea. Our office is located in Pittsburgh and Monroeville, so contact your local Pennsylvania practice.

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