Do you know if you snore? If so, you may want to learn about sleep apnea – a serious health condition where breathing becomes repeatedly obstructed during sleep. As an expert in how the teeth and jaws work together, Dr. Steven Anderson is a great choice for sleep apnea treatment.
There are several ways of treating sleep apnea. Dr. Steven Anderson provides oral appliances (or mouthguards) that help position jaws so airflow will not become obstructed. Dr. Anderson can evaluate you, and if necessary, refer you to a sleep specialist if you are concerned with the following symptoms:
- Chronic fatigue
- Dry mouth upon waking
- Observed snoring
- Observed breathing cessation
- Forgetfulness, especially with short-term memory
- Decreased mental acuity
Once a sleep apnea diagnosis has been made by a patient’s sleep physician, Dr. Anderson can provide appliance therapy. Many sleep apnea patients in East Cobb and Woodstock Georgia are familiar with the CPAP: a wind machine which must be worn over your face all night long. By comparison, an oral appliance is much more comfortable and a simpler solution. For most patients, they provide effective sleep apnea relief in a way that respects your natural sleep patterns. Oral appliances reduce snoring, too!
Sleep apnea is correlated with these serious health conditions:
- An increased risk of GERD
- Reflux disease
- Other breathing issues
Fortunately, sleep apnea can fortunately be successfully managed with treatment, such as oral appliance therapy. You can find peace of mind – and a restful night’s sleep – by visiting Dr. Steven Anderson. He can protect your teeth and much more, since healthy oral function is vital for overall wellness. Discuss your concerns about sleep apnea with dentist, Dr. Steven Anderson today.
Dr. Steven Anderson provides comprehensive treatment for sleep apnea in East Cobb, Georgia and Woodstock, Georgia that will restore the peace of mind and healthy sleeping patterns for all of our clients.