General Information about Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea could be the cause of your poor sleeping habits. However, it is hard to diagnose as we are asleep when the issues often arise. For a detailed diagnosis to check for sleep apnea, visit our office for a in-depth examination.

Sleep apnea is most commonly found in males over the age of 40. Genetics can also play a significant role in your risk for sleep apnea. Common risk factors for sleep apnea include:

– A deviated septum
– An enlarged tongue
– Oversized tonsils
– A nasal blockage
– Sinus or allergy problems
– A small jaw in relation to your mouth size

Usually, sleep apnea occurs in one of two forms, obstructive sleep apnea or central sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by a blockage or narrowing of your airways while sleeping. Central sleep apnea is a little more complex and more difficult to detect. Central sleep apnea is caused by brain signals sent to your muscles in your chest responsible for breathing correctly while asleep not being received. When these signals fail to reach their destination, breathing patterns are disrupted.

To prevent sleep apnea, you can schedule a visit with our dentist in [city], [state]. If you would like Dr. [doctor_name] and our team at [practice_name] to bring you in for an oral exam or professional cleaning, please contact our dentist office by calling us at [phone]. We look forward to your visit.

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