Sleep problems? Believe it or not, your dentist can help!
What Is Sleep Apnea?
When this happens, you may snore loudly or making choking noises as you try to breathe.
The lack of oxygen your body receives can have negative long term consequences for your health, including:
- Daytime sleepiness and, at times, unintentional sleep
- Night-time restlessness, including include frequent awakenings and restless leg syndrome
- Inability to concentrate
- Chronic Headaches
- Personality changes, including depression, apathy and moodiness
- Loss of sex drive or effects on sexual performance
- Weight Gain
- Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib)
- High Blood Pressure
- Heart Attack
A properly trained dentist will be able to identify the dental symptoms of Sleep Apnea, including:
- Worn down surface areas on teeth
- Signs of clenching or grinding
- Cracked Teeth
- Broken Teeth