Sleep apnea is a condition caused by soft tissues that can block the airways during sleep. This condition makes it difficult to breathe, and many people with sleep apnea find themselves waking up to breathe. Patients with sleep apnea often suffer from migraines and may also feel chronic fatigue or irritability. There are also several risk factors that come with sleep apnea. Patients who:
- Are diabetic
- Have a large neck circumference
- Are overweight or obese
- Are male
- Have sinus issues
- Have a deviated septum
Are more likely to suffer from sleep apnea than other patients. There are also multiple symptoms that accompany the condition.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
There are several signs of sleep apnea to look out for, including:
- Dry mouth
- Chronic fatigue
- Chronic migraines
- Difficulty concentrating
- High blood pressure
If you have noticed any of these sleep apnea symptoms, call Westborough Dental Associates at (508) 342-1519. Our professional team will work with you through every step of treatment to ensure that you are receiving safe and personalized care.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Before treatment, Dr. Joseph Cheung and Dr. Jayesh Patel will take your goals, budget, and oral health into account to provide treatment that is right for you and your specific needs. She will also answer any questions that you may have about treatment to ensure that you feel comfortable with the process.
Mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea can be treated with oral appliances, which open up the airway for a more restful night of sleep. The lower jaw is moved forward and the tissues in the back of the throat relax when the oral appliance is worn. Oral appliances also relieve painful headaches. This treatment method is easy to use, comfortable, and convenient for sleep apnea patients.
Schedule an Appointment
If you often find yourself waking up to breathe or feel chronic morning fatigue, you may have sleep apnea. Call Westborough Dental Associates for comprehensive treatment today at (508) 342-1519. You can also request an appointment online here. Our professional team will ensure that treatment runs smoothly, whether your dental problems stem from sleep apnea or another condition.