Sleep apnea affects hundreds of thousands of people, but many of them do not even know they have this serious medical condition. Commonly associated with shortness of breath, snoring and drowsiness, sleep apnea can have serious health consequences if left untreated.
Seeking treatment at Cross Road Dental can help you get a better night’s sleep and protect your future health. Our dentists are compassionate, and work with you to determine the best course of treatment.
Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that results in shallow breathing or breathing pauses. This happens when the airway collapses or becomes blocked during sleep. This condition is difficult to diagnose because it only happens during sleep and cannot be determined based on a blood test.
At Cross Road Dental, if we feel a patient may be at risk of sleep apnea, we will refer them to an ear, nose and throat doctor for professional diagnosis. If the patient is diagnosed with the condition, we then work with them to customize an oral appliance. This appliance is designed to keep the airway open, so you get a better, more restful night’s sleep.