Sleep Apnea is a very serious condition that can cause many physical problems. Specifically, sleep apnea is a medical condition whereby the airways are blocked or obstructed usually while the person is sleeping. When the airway is blocked, this will result in less oxygenated blood reaching the vital organs. This can lead to many unintended problems such as short term memory loss, abnormal exhaustion during waking hours, and cognitive learning problems. Sleep apnea has even been linked to a higher incidence of cardiac arrest during the period that the person's airway is obstructed. Click here to learn more.
There are ways to reduce the serious side effects of sleep apnea. One such treatment that our dental office can offer you is a sleep apnea appliance. This device is custom made to fit you properly. When you are asleep, the appliance assists with keeping the airways open by moving your lower jaw forward. This is painless and much more convenient than another alternate treatment, the CPAP machine. If you have a CPAP machine and find you are not using it or find that it is too cumbersome, please call our office for a free consultation to find out if a simple sleep apnea appliance might be a better alternative for you.
Dr. Anthony Grasso and his entire staff are available to help you make a better decision to deal with sleep apnea and yet maintain a comfortable lifestyle for you.
Take care of your health, call us today at 315-476-1985. Or, use the form to the right for a free consultation about Sleep Apnea.