Do you ever get woken up because a loved one snores? Does your own snoring ever wake you up? Would you be surprised to learn that while snoring is common, it can indicate a more serious issue? Fortunately, our team may be able to help you deal with snoring.
One issue that could be the cause of your snoring is sleep apnea, which you may not recognize because you’re asleep. Generally, sleep apnea involves your airway being obstructed by your tongue or muscles in your mouth. If you’re suffering from sleep apnea, you may stop breathing for a few seconds several times a night. Fortunately, there are a few symptoms you could watch for, which could be indicators of sleep apnea. For example, you’ll probably wake up exhausted, could suffer from daytime fatigue, and have high blood pressure, moodiness, and trouble focusing.
While your doctor can help you address this issue, dentists often recognize the problem first because sleep apnea can also cause like dry mouth and enamel erosion. If we recognize sleep apnea, there are a number of treatments we can offer. For example, we could recommend an oral sleep appliance, which will keep your airway open while you sleep. This will combat sleep apnea and the other issues that are caused by it.
If you’re interested in learning more about your treatment options for sleep apnea in Plano, Texas, please feel free to contact Legacy Trails Dental at 214-227-1000. Dr. Afshin Azmoodeh and our team will be happy to examine your pearly whites and to offer you personalized advice. We’re eager to hear from you!