What is Sleep Apnea?
An estimated 22 million Americans suffer from mild to severe sleep apnea..
Sleep apnea is a condition that causes people to stop breathing at certain points in their sleep. This can prevent your body from getting enough oxygen.
It happens when upper airway muscles relax during sleep and pinch off the airway, which prevents you from getting enough air.
What The Relationship Between Dentist and Sleep Apnea?
While dentists don't diagnose it, they can help treat it. Once diagnosed, the patient can obtain dental appliances from their dental care professional, which can help the condition . Dental appliances will reposition the tongues and jaw, opening up the airways to breathe better and easier. Depending on the severity of the patient's apnea, the dentist might recommend mouth guards or other mandibular advancement devices.
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