Did you know that 1 out of every 50 adults has an undiagnosed case of sleep apnea? Even in its moderate to mild form, obstructive 91105 sleep apnea, or OSA for short, is a notorious precursor to excessive daytime fatigue, and can result in accidents behind the wheel or on the job. At the office of Dr. Perkins and Dr. Santoro, our experienced dentists make a sweeping range of advanced dental services available for you and your loved ones, from the most leading-edge implant, restorative and cosmetic treatments for your smile, to the essentials in preventive and emergency dental care. Highly skilled in the area of dental sleep medicine, our dentists offer treatment for a variety of conditions that can disrupt your sleep and effect your overall well being, including night-time teeth grinding and obstructive sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea occurs when the soft tissues of the throat slack to the point of occluding the airway during sleep. Recent research has revealed that sufferers of sleep apnea can stop breathing hundreds of times, for anywhere from a few seconds to over a minute at a time throughout the course of the night. Restricting the flow of oxygen to the brain during sleep, OSA can lead to a number of side effects, ranging from morning headaches and irritability, to memory loss and, notably, excessive daytime fatigue. What’s more, if left untreated, OSA can increase the risk for high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. At our office, we offer a treatment solution, proven to be effective in the treatment of most mild to moderate cases of 91105 sleep apnea. With a custom fabricated sleep apnea appliance, designed to fit comfortably in your mouth which you sleep, your airway can be comfortably kept open throughout the night. Sleep apnea appliances are tailor-made to suit your smile, supporting your jaw in a forward position to help you breath freely while you sleep.
If you can’t remember the last time you got a restorative night’s rest, plan on discussing treatment for 91105 sleep apnea at our office. To schedule your next visit, call our friendly staff today!