Sleep Apnea Therapy in Pepper Pike Helps Patients Rest Easy
Snoring is a disruptive and intimidating annoyance as well as a harmful sleep disorder. In fact, it’s directly linked to sleep apnea, which affects 37 million Americans and goes undiagnosed in a vast majority of cases. At Dental & Cosmetic Solutions, we’re happy to help treat this condition and give patients back the health and quality sleep they deserve. Contact our Pepper Pike, OH location today!
Understanding the Cause of Sleep Apnea
Snoring is a common sleep disorder that affects nearly 40% of male adults. Snoring happens during sleep when there is airflow obstruction in the area where the tongue and upper throat meets the soft palate and the uvula. The turbulent airflow causes the soft palate to vibrate when inhaling, producing the snoring sound. Other causes of snoring are deformities of the nose and the nasal septum, throat tissue, and poor muscle tone. Structural defects of the oral and respiratory passages and deviated septum can also obstruct airflow and make breathing difficult. Even conditions related to aging, such as flabbiness of lips, sagging facial muscles, and loss of muscle tone in the snore chamber can cause snoring. Struggling for breath during snoring and sleep apnea can damage both the heart and the lungs. Gasping for air can also disrupt the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood. People with obstructive sleep apnea are even far more likely to die suddenly in their sleep from heart-related problems than the rest of the population, according to researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. [Study: Sudden Cardiac Death Linked to Sleep Apnea @ 1996-2010 MediResource Inc., Chealth.canoe.ca]
Understanding Sleep Apnea Effects
Broken up breathing and loud snores are clear signs of sleep apnea. Snoring and sleep apnea are conditions that occur when the airway is blocked during sleep, causing breathing to completely stop for 10 seconds or more. These pauses can have devastating health consequences, such as congestive heart failure, stroke, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression, and impotence. A patient’s health will suffer if they give up on devices that are not practical to use.
Understanding Sleep Apnea Treatment
Dental & Cosmetic Solutions is aware of these health concerns and has researched sleep apnea and its related treatments. As a result, we are excited to offer a non-invasive, medically proven therapy for this condition. While we cannot promise fireworks, we can guarantee our treatment therapy to be easier to use, help increase oxygen flow, and aid in the restoration of a good night’s rest for both you and your partner. We look forward to meeting you and discussing your personal concerns and treatment!
Dr. Pastouk was awarded a silver medal at the 2009 European Congress for the cosmetic restoration of dental implants. He is an international speaker on dental and cosmetic dentistry. He is a Fellow of The Misch International Implants Institute, a Sustained member of The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and has been distinguished as an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.