Moffitt Restorative Dentistry

Sleep Apnea and Stroke in Dentistry

Jun 26 2012

Have you ever felt run down after waking up in the morning? Have you felt more tired after waking up?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disruption in breathing while sleeping which may cause a shortage of oxygen to your body.  It is estimated that only 10% of individuals with OSA have been diagnosed.  A sleep professional collaborates with patients and diagnose in order to give treatment options to manage the disease.  Treatment options are CPAP machines (masks that have continuous air pressure),  oral sleep appliances, or airway surgeries.

Risk factors if OSA is untreated may be but not limited to:  stroke, obesity, high blood pressure, and Type 2 diabetes.

Sleep apnea is a growing epidemic in our country and public awareness is a great concern. At Moffitt Restorative Dentisty, we screen and treat patients for snoring and sleep apnea.

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