Obstructive Sleep Apnea(OSA) is the most common form of sleep apnea and affects millions of people worldwide. It is caused by the airway becoming obstructed during sleep. The airway can be blocked by the tongue or partially collapse. Not only does it affect the quality of sleep, but it also poses a serious long-term health risk.
How A Dentist Can Help
Your local Seattle area dentist can play an important role in helping patients deal with OSA.
A special oral appliance that the patient wears while sleeping can drastically improve the quality of the patient's sleep.
The appliance will provide support to the airways to keep them from becoming obstructed, reducing the health risks associated with OSA, and help strengthen the patient's airway helping correct the issue over time.
A consultation with your dentist can determine if you are a suitable candidate for a dental appliance that can help reduce the symptoms of OSA.
Get Help From Dental Experts
Phinney Ridge Dental proudly serves the greater Seattle, WA area and its neighbors with the highest quality dental care. If you have any more questions about OSA or how we can help you take back control of your health, contact us today.