Do you wake up with recurring headaches? Do you snore loudly or wake to gasp for air throughout the night?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have sleep apnea. Diagnosing and treating sleep apnea can be life-saving. For the sake of your health and your quality of life, do not ignore the symptoms of sleep apnea.
What is sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is a health condition that occurs when the airway becomes blocked while a patient is sleeping, typically by the collapse of soft tissues in the back of the throat. Patients are unable to breathe normally due to the disruption in air flow. Oxygen is cut off from the vital organs and patients wake to gasp for air.
What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea can cause chronic fatigue, make it difficult to concentrate, and cause you to be easily agitated or depressed. Sleep apnea is commonly associated with dry mouth and loud snoring. Patients often experience daily morning headaches and weight gain.
Are there health risks associated with sleep apnea?
Patients with sleep apnea have a higher risk of oral and systemic health complications including but not limited to high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, and inflammation.
What are the treatment options my dentist can offer for sleep apnea?
Dr. Kaplan coordinates sleep apnea therapy with your medical professional to provide an effective solution for sleep apnea. Dr. Kaplan uses oral sleep appliance therapy to realign the upper and lower jaw to allow normal airflow during sleep. Oral sleep appliances are effective and discreet.
What should I do if I think I have sleep apnea?
If you think you or your partner may have sleep apnea, be sure to let your doctor or dentist know. Dr. Marvin Kaplan offers patients in the Cincinnati, OH area sleep apnea treatment. A simple sleep study test can determine if you experience sleep apnea. Treating sleep apnea as soon as possible can prevent harmful secondary conditions from developing.
Dr. Kaplan and our entire dental care team welcome new patients and families to our comfortable, state of the art cosmetic dentist office located in Cincinnati, OH. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Kaplan, call our office at (555) 555-5555 or request a comprehensive exam using our convenient online form.