The Reasons you Should not Ignore Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a very serious disease that affects millions of Americans today. The problem is that many people do not get proper treatment for this disease because it is obtrusive and embarrassing. The typical treatment is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, which is a machine that is attached to your face while you sleep, providing you with the proper level of oxygen to ensure that you do not put yourself in danger while sleeping. The good news is that this is not the only solution; we can help you in our dental office with a dental appliance that is easy to wear and an effective treatment, but many people still ignore the need to get help.

What can Happen?

When sleep apnea goes untreated, you are putting your cardiovascular system under immense stress. This puts you at high risk for heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, and various brain functioning issues. Because there is no way to prevent sleep apnea, the next best thing is to get treatment. Isn’t your life worth saving? If you come in for a consultation we can determine the reason for your sleep apnea and determine if you would be a good fit for the dental appliance, which is similar to a mouth guard, can help push your tongue and jaw into the proper position to eliminate the risks that sleep apnea put you through night after night.

If you think you may have sleep apnea, please call our office for an appointment today!