Are you aware of the risks associated with sleep apnea and every potential condition that could give rise to it? Because sleep apnea is such a complex condition in which an individual has breathing patterns interrupted while they sleep, it is important to be aware of potential risk factors and receive treatments as soon as possible. If sleep apnea goes untreated, it can lead to heart attacks, heart failure and strokes.
Oftentimes, there are several risks that can increase the likelihood that you may suffer from sleep apnea. If you are a male over the age of 40 and overweight, you may be at a much greater risk for sleep apnea. Furthermore, if you have a family history of the condition or a nasal obstruction link to a deviated septum, you may be at risk for sleep apnea. If you are suffering from sleep apnea, visit our dentist so that appropriate treatment options can be given. In some cases, it may simply mean adjustments in your sleeping position, while others may require oral appliances or surgical devices to open your airway and support your jaw.
For assistance with sleep apnea, please contact London Bridge Smiles to set up an appointment with us at our dental office in Virginia Beach, Virginia, by calling us at 757-340-8805. Dr. Alan Kessler and our team want your oral health to remain on top.