Sleep Apnea Syndrome: Westlake Family Dentistry Has a Solution
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Snoring and chronic sleepiness could be indications that something could be seriously wrong with a person’s breathing during sleep, such as an airway that is not completely open while sleeping. Snoring comes from high air pressure when the air is forced through a narrowed passageway, and it’s a common symptom of sleep apnea.
How Can Westlake Family Dentistry Help?
Here at Westlake Family Dentistry, we treat sleep apnea. Sleep apnea requires careful attention and treatment because it’s potentially a life-threatening condition. If an air passage collapses during sleep it can cause partial or complete blockage of the airway. This will interrupt sleep patterns. Symptoms of sleep apnea can include drowsiness during the day, weight gain, sexual dysfunction, and depression. If sleep apnea is left untreated it can result in high blood pressure, heart failure, heart attack, and possibly stroke. Other conditions that can arise from sleep apnea are eye problems like glaucoma, complications with medications and surgery, morning headaches, mood swings, memory problems, and nocturia (the need to urinate frequently at night).
Don’t be alarmed if you have found sleep apnea to be a problem for you. This condition affects millions of Americans. Here at Westlake Family Dentistry, it’s our goal to be able to treat every patient troubled by this condition. Dr. Sievert focuses on non-invasive procedures that can solve the condition before suggesting surgery.
The first step in treating sleep apnea is to contact us at (503) 636-4576 or send us an email. We’ll schedule a consultation and find a solution for you.