Are you aware of the ramifications that sleep apnea can have on your life? Sleep apnea is a condition that is often broken into two main forms, known as obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea. Whereas obstructive sleep apnea occurs due to blocked airflow and collapsed airways, central sleep apnea is linked to a failure of your brain to properly signal your breathing muscles in your chest to function properly.
Sleep apnea is a condition in which a person has interrupted breathing patterns while they sleep. It needs to be treated immediately or can cause serious oral health disorders including heart failure, strokes and heart attacks. If you do believe you are suffering from sleep apnea, you may need to visit our dentist, so the appropriate treatment can be applied. In some cases, it may simply mean not sleeping on your back, whereas others may require the use of oral appliances and devices to open up your airway and support your jaw. In severe conditions, you may require surgery to allow your airway to function properly.
If you would like an oral exam for sleep apnea treatments with Dr. Bradford Boyd and the rest of our team, please set an appointment to come see us at our dental office in Lancaster, California. AV Dental Wellness Group can be reached at 661-942-1179.