While many people suffer from obstructive breathing habits, it can often go undiagnosed. Sleep apnea disorder can severely interfere with your nightly rest and rejuvenation as well as your overall health. Get back on track and let our dentist help treat your symptoms. Call 610-709-6774 to schedule a sleep apnea treatment in Whitehall, Pennsylvania, with Dr. Michael E. Kun.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a serious medical condition which threatens the health and wellbeing of millions of Americans. It results from an obstructed airway, which causes the amount of oxygen coming into the body to be reduced and creates toxic health conditions. Sleep apnea not only affects your ability to sleep, but also your overall health, including your daily function, work performance, ability to concentrate, emotional wellbeing and relationships. It even impacts your ability to eat and digest food, hormone production and immune system! If untreated, sleep apnea can be life-threatening.
Sleep apnea is very common and can affect anyone at any age, including children. In fact, it is as common as adult diabetes! Sleep apnea is commonly caused when the soft tissues around the throat collapse during sleep. This typically happens when the jaw is underdeveloped and the tongue does not have enough space. Epigenetic science can make room for the tongue by fully developing the jawbones, thus preventing the cause of the obstruction and ensuring that the airways develop properly.
Common signs of sleep apnea include:
- Difficulty staying asleep
- Extreme drowsiness during the day
- Waking with a very dry or sore throat
- Waking frequently during the night
- Frequent pauses or interruptions in breathing while asleep
- Frequent morning headaches
We provide sleep apnea treatments to help you breathe easily while asleep and get the rest you need to enjoy better health. There are several treatment options that we may recommend depending on the severity of your condition. Mild to moderate OSA can often be treatment with an oral appliance to keep the airway open while asleep. More severe conditions may require surgical treatment to correct.
We welcome you to contact our office for more information about sleep apnea and to schedule a consultation with our dentist.