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Sleep apnea is considered a dangerous sleeping disorder. When the throat muscles collapse while sleeping, it blocks oxygen from getting to the brain, which stops your breathing repeatedly throughout the night.
In turn, your sleep is disrupted and will leave you feeling tired and restless. If left untreated, sleep apnea can be detrimental to your overall health and increase your chances of serious health risks, including heart disease, fatigue, and sometimes death.
What are the signs of sleep apnea?
During your comprehensive exams, our Marysville dentists will monitor any possible symptoms of sleep apnea. If we're noticing any signs, then you will take a home sleep test to determine if you do have sleep apnea.
Treating sleep apnea requires a multidisciplinary approach. We will work with your primary healthcare physician to determine the proper course of treatment. This ensures you're receiving the best treatment available.
Working with your physician, we'll work together to determine the best treatment plan for you. Some options could include using the CPAP machine or oral appliance therapy. It all depends on the severity of your condition.
As your partners in your overall health, we work closely with your primary physician to treat your sleep apnea.
We believe in helping you achieve optimal overall health. On top of getting more restful sleep, sleep apnea treatment can be beneficial in regulating your overall health in the long run.
You will never feel pressured to pursue treatment you're not comfortable with. In the end, you will choose what you want in your treatment plan - we are just your guides.
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– Britney G.