What Is Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

OSA is a very common sleep disorder affecting nearly 29 million Americans. Of that population, 80 percent are unaware that they have the condition. When asleep, a patient suffering from OSA tries to breathe but is unable to get oxygen into their lungs due to a blockage of their airway. This can cause the patient to snore, gasp for breath, and even suddenly wake up.

Risks of (OSA):

Risk of Heart Attack/Stroke
Acid Reflux
Diabetes II
Loss of Libido
Teeth Grinding
Daytime Sleepiness
High Blood Pressure
Cardiovascular Disease

Benefits of Treatment

Reduced Risk of Heart Disease
Decrease Risk of Stroke
Decrease Risk of Diabetes
Improved Daytime Function
Emotional Stability
Increased Libido
Improved Concentration
Alertness Reduced
Eliminate Teeth Grinding
Stop Snoring
Increase in Energy

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Ask The Expert: Dr. Andrew Swiatowicz, DABDSM Q&A Topic: How Can Your Dentist Treat Your Obstructive Sleep Apnea?