Joseph Ramellini, DMD

Gabrielle Ramellini, DMD, Diplomate, ABDSM

Joseph Ramellini, DMD

Gabrielle Ramellini, DMD, Diplomate, ABDSM

Sleep Apnea 101: Common Questions & How Peak Dentistry Can Help

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Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing or shallow breaths during sleep. These pauses can occur multiple times throughout the night, leading to disrupted sleep and potential health risks, requiring sleep apnea treatment.

Curious about sleep apnea? You’re not alone. In this blog, we’ll explore common questions about sleep apnea and how our dental office in Clyde, NC, can help!

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that occurs when the muscles in the throat relax excessively during sleep. This can cause the airway to become blocked or narrowed. Consequently, this obstruction leads to pauses in breathing, known as apneas, which can last from a few seconds to minutes. Additionally, these pauses can occur repeatedly throughout the night, disrupting the normal sleep cycle and leading to snoring, gasping for air, and daytime fatigue

How is Sleep Apnea Diagnosed?

In general, diagnosis of sleep apnea typically involves a sleep study conducted in a sleep clinic or at home. During the study, various parameters such as breathing patterns, oxygen levels, and brain activity are monitored to assess sleep quality and identify any abnormalities.

How is Sleep Apnea Treated?

However, sleep apnea can be treated through various methods. Treatments include continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, oral appliance therapy, lifestyle changes, surgery, and positional therapy. Ultimately, sleep apnea treatment depends on the severity and underlying cause of the condition.

How Peak Dentistry Can Help

At Peak Dentistry, we offer effective treatment options for sleep apnea, including oral appliance therapy. Our experienced dental team will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine if oral appliance therapy is suitable for your specific needs. We will work closely with you to create a personalized treatment plan tailored to alleviate your sleep apnea symptoms and improve your sleep quality.

So, don’t let sleep apnea disrupt your life any longer. Contact our dental office in Clyde, NC, today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a restful night’s sleep!

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