Have you ever heard of sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a common disorder that often arises when people sleep. It’s a sleeping disorder in which your breathing patterns are interrupted due to blocked airflow or lost brain signals. If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, there will be blocked airways while you sleep. If you suffer from central sleep apnea, brain signals will not reach their desired target in your breathing muscles as intended.
Treatments are wide and varied for sleep apnea. It’s important that sleep apnea is treated as soon as possible, as it can eventually lead to heart attacks and strokes. Treatment habits include oral appliances and CPAP devices. A CPAP device, also known as a continuous positive air pressure device, can help to open up airways. If you are interested in using an oral appliance, your oral surgeon will be able to provide you with one that will support your jaw to ensure your airway can remain open while you sleep. Furthermore, we can help you with adjusting your sleeping habits and even provide you with surgery if necessary.
Enhancing your oral health includes limiting the risk of sleep apnea. Aspire Surgical wants to make sure you receive the necessary sleep apnea care. To visit us at our office in Lehi, Utah, call us at 801-768-1155 to book an appointment. Dr. Mark Ryser and our team are excited about seeing you soon!