Do you wake up feeling tired, even after you’ve gotten a full night’s rest? Are your loved ones complaining about your snoring? Do you struggle with productivity or experience frequent headaches and sluggishness throughout the day? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, you or your loved one may be suffering from sleep apnea and may be in need of dental treatment.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where the patient stops breathing while they are asleep. These “stops” can be a second or two, or can be several minutes. While a patient with sleep apnea is asleep, the muscles in their throat relax too much, causing the airway to collapse. When the brain fails to get the oxygen that it needs, it responds by waking the patient up just enough to re-open the airway. Sleep apnea patients can wake up hundreds of times during the night without realizing it. The loss of oxygen and the lack of sleep can cause serious, and sometimes life-threatening health problems if it isn’t treated.
Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment from Your Apollo Beach & Riverview, FL Dentists
Did you know that your dentist can treat your sleep apnea, or help you stop snoring? Snoring and sleep apnea are caused by oral issues that Drs Richard and Jennifer Wynn Kernagis can address and help with their sleep apnea and snoring treatments. If you or your loved one snore and are wondering how to stop snoring, our team at South Shore Dental Excellence can help you. How to stop snoring, or to treat sleep apnea depends on a patient’s unique needs. When you come into our office for a snoring or sleep apnea treatment, we will work with you to develop the perfect treatment plan. Using a mouth guard or special dental appliance that is comfortable to wear and sleep in, we can help stop your airway from collapsing and help you get a better night’s rest.
Drs. Richard and Jennifer Kernagis near in Gibsonton, FL care about your health and would love to discuss their treatments for sleep disorders that could really change your life. Call or visit our office today! We are proud to serve patients in the Apollo Beach, Gibsonton, and Rivervieww, FL surrounding areas.