Do you sometimes wake up still feeling exhausted? Have you ever been told that you snore or make other noises while you sleep? Do you wake up frequently during the night? If so, you could be dealing with a serious condition known as sleep apnea. While you may have heard of this condition, did you know that a dentist may be able to help you address it?
Because you should visit our dentist once every six months, our team may have more opportunities to spot sleep apnea than your doctor will. Furthermore, our team is trained to recognize the issues that can cause sleep apnea. Similarly, our team may be able to recognize sleep apnea because sleep apnea can cause many issues that our team may need to address.
There are a few options you can consider for addressing the different types of sleep apnea. For instance, custom-made appliances may help you reposition your jaw and tongue, improving airflow and preventing your mouth from becoming obstructed while you sleep. These appliances are easy to wear and remove, and only need to be worn while you’re sleeping. They are also often covered by insurance companies.
If you’re worried about sleep apnea, please don’t hesitate to contact Orlando Family Dentistry, LLC at 609-466-1332. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and examine your mouth for signs of sleep apnea. Dr. Christopher M. Spelman and our team look forward to hearing from you soon!