Are you feeling tired of getting the appropriate amount of sleep the night before?
You may have sleep apnea. Untreated sleep apnea can lead to a range of severe health concerns. Treating sleep apnea can help you get a full nights rest, alleviate your symptoms and possibly save your life. One of the most common signs of obstructive sleep apnea is loud snoring or gasping while you sleep. If you have noticed continuous snoring or gasping, you may want to visit Ridgetop Dental in Northern, VA. Dr. Datta Malyavantham and his highly trained dental care team at Ridgetop Dental can provide personalized treatment that can help you manage your sleep apnea and find the much-needed relief you’ve been searching for.
What is sleep apnea
The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea, which happens when the airway is blocked during sleep. The blockage in the airway causes you to lose oxygen needed to sustain major organs like your brain and heart. Patients with sleep apnea have a higher risk of heart attack or stroke.
What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?
- Feeling groggy or sleepy during the day
- Dry mouth in the morning
- Snoring or gasping for air while you sleep
- Headaches in the morning
- Difficulty concentrating
- Restless sleep
Will sleep apnea affect my overall health?
If sleep apnea isn’t treated, it can put your health at risk. Patients with sleep apnea have a higher chance of :
- Heart attack
- Acid Reflux
- High blood pressure
- Chronic headaches
- Heart failure
How do you treat sleep apnea?
At Ridgetop Dental, Dr. Datta and his team work to provide patients with a range of treatment options. There are a variety of ways to treat sleep apnea, however, at Ridgetop Dental our team creates custom-made oral appliances that can treat sleep apnea and alleviate your symptoms. Our oral appliances are similar to mouthguards, but they gently reposition the jaw and soft tissue. Your custom-made oral appliance is designed to fit comfortably and securely in the mouth while you sleep, allowing air to pass through the necessary channels freely. Patients can enjoy the comfort of sleeping safe and sound.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are experiencing symptoms associated with sleep apnea, contact our Northern Virginia dental Office. We have two conveniently located dental offices in Reston, VA and Northern, VA. Patients can schedule an appointment online to schedule a comprehensive exam.