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Positive Airway Pressure – Stop Snoring!
White Oak Family Dentistry services are the best facility for a number of oral care issues. Hygiene may be our main focus but it’s not the only problem that we address. There are more dire issues than a yellow smile or a toothache. At least it is more serious for the person suffering from sleep apnea. However, it is hard to suffer when you are not even aware that you have sleep apnea. Other people who fall asleep in the same room as you will probably let you know in the morning that your snoring kept them awake. But when the same individual actually stops breathing altogether they may start to worry. Treating sleep apnea is all about opening the airway that you breathe through. This passage becomes blocked routinely causing you to stop breathing at various times through your sleep cycle. This temporary blockage can happen a hundred times throughout the night. Anytime your body is not automatically receiving oxygen it is a serious problem.
Serious Solutions For a Serious Problem
There are generally three types of sleep apnea that people have:
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Central Sleep Apnea
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is the most common and happens when the throat muscles relax and cause the airflow to be blocked. Central Sleep Apnea deals more with the brain communicating with the body’s muscles, telling them to keep breathing as you sleep. Mixed, as you might have guessed, is a mixture of both forms of sleep apnea. If you believe you might be suffering from sleep apnea, you should take it very seriously. Ultimately, all forms of sleep apnea are preventing your body from receiving oxygen. It does not get any more important than that. We are able to provide Continuous Positive Airway Pressure therapy. This is the most common treatment solution, however we are also skilled at using dental sleep medicine to repair any breathing obstructions. Solving problems with sleeping will pay huge dividends in the rest of your life. The possible health risks of not receiving oxygen are obvious, but namely strokes, high blood pressure, heart disease, adult asthma, acid reflux, and more.
Schedule an Appointment For Sleep Apnea Treatment
White Oak Family Dentistry in Garner, NC is always ready to solve your oral care issues. Whether you are teeth are hurting or you stop breathing at night, it cannot be ignored; especially since you know where to receive expert treatment and solutions. Give us a call today at 919.986.0151 get us started on the problem. We will get you back to safe and comfortable sleeping habits, making sure your body is receiving a steady flow of oxygen throughout the night.