If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea by your physician, it is time to start getting treatment because you deserve a great night of sleep. Dr. Rochelle Riley may refer you to our nearby office in Puyallup, Washington, to consult with our specialist, Dr. Light. Depending on the severity of your condition, Dr. Light may recommend that you use an oral appliance to treat your sleep apnea. Set up your appointment with Northwest Dental Medicine Enumclaw at 360-825-2563 today.
Lately, sleep apnea has become a national talking point, and for good reason. Sleep apnea is marked by pauses in breathing during sleep, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) causes breathing pauses from obstructions in the airway, like the tongue rolling back into the throat or collapsed tissues. When left untreated, sleep apnea can contribute to the following health problems:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Liver problems
It can be difficult to recognize a sleeping disorder, especially if you don’t have a partner who alerts you to your sleeping conditions. If you suspect that you have a sleeping disorder or recognize the following symptoms in yourself, we recommend speaking with your physician. Symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Extreme daytime drowsiness
- Personality changes
- Difficulty staying asleep
- Waking with a sore throat
- Morning headaches
Depending on your personal needs, our team may recommend that you use an oral appliance to keep your airway open while sleeping. The oral appliance is custom made to fit over your teeth. It prevents the tongue from blocking the airway so that you can sleep comfortably and effectively.
We are committed to helping you live a healthier life through providing sleep apnea treatment in Enumclaw, Washington. Please contact our offfice to make an appointment with our dentist or our specialist.
Our office offers medical billing for sleep apnea treatment. Please contact us for details.