Do you snore? Do you often wake up during the night to breathe? You likely have obstructive sleep apnea. OSA occurs when the airway is obstructed by soft tissues that collapse during sleep. The involuntary movement of the soft tissues can cause breathing and heart problems. If left untreated, sleep apnea could lead to a sudden stroke or heart attack. However, Dr. Marvin Kaplan and his team help treat patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea in Cincinnati, OH. Learn more about sleep apnea symptoms, risk factors, and treatment below.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
Common symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Dry mouth
- Chronic fatigue
- Difficulty concentrating
- Morning headaches
- Weight gain
In addition, there are several risk factors of sleep apnea:
- Loud snoring
Sleep apnea increases the risk of diabetes, depression, heart attack, high blood pressure, and stroke. If you have any of the risk factors of sleep apnea or have noticed any symptoms of the condition, call (513) 342-2644 or schedule an appointment with us online here. Our professional team will help you find a solution that aligns with your particular oral health needs.
Treatment for Sleep Apnea
Before treatment, Dr. Kaplan will review your symptoms and also take your budget and physical health into consideration before making a decision. If oral appliance therapy is the chosen treatment, he will take dental impressions of teeth and gums so that your custom oral appliance can be created. Oral appliances act similarly to mouth guards in that they keep teeth from touching. This treatment also realigns the jaw and opens up the airways so that your organs can receive the proper amount of oxygen. Oral appliances are a more comfortable alternative to bulky CPAP machines and are a more discreet option as well.
Request an Appointment Online
Do you think you suffer from sleep apnea? Call Dr. Kaplan and his professional team for comprehensive treatment today at (513) 342-2644. You can also schedule an appointment with us online here. If you have any questions about dental concerns or treatment, let a member of our staff know. They will be happy to answer your questions.