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If you are tired throughout the day, suffer from loss of sleep, have trouble breathing while you sleep, have been told that you snore, or have enlarged tonsils, you may have sleep apnea. At Eagle Ridge Dental, we understand that the ongoing loss of sleep from sleep apnea can negatively affect your life. That is why we are dedicated to providing those who suffer from sleep apnea with safe and effective treatments. If you suffer from sleep apnea, let Eagle Ridge Dental help you on the road to optimal health and wellness.

What is sleep Apnea | Eagle Ridge Dental | Fort McMurray Dentist

What is Sleep Apnea?

What is sleep Apnea | Eagle Ridge Dental | Fort McMurray Dentist

Sleep apnea is a particular type of sleep-related disorder that causes you to stop breathing while you sleep. Most people who suffer from sleep apnea experience symptoms including loud snoring and sleepiness during the day. The most common type of sleep apnea is called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) which is characterized by the narrowing of the airway during sleep, which leads to breathing disruptions. The disruptions are caused by a lack of communication between the brain and the muscles involved in breathing. These frequent pauses in breathing throughout the night reduce the quality of sleep and, if left untreated, can lead to potentially serious health consequences. Most people do not even know they suffer from sleep apnea.

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea | Eagle Ridge Dental | Fort McMurray Dentistry

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea | Eagle Ridge Dental | Fort McMurray Dentistry
  • Loud snoring that is often punctuated by choking or gasping sounds (may only come to a person’s attention after they are observed by a bed partner)
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Headaches in the morning that may last for several hours after waking up
  • Dry mouth upon waking up
  • Restless sleep with periods of wakefulness during the night
  • Irritability or frustration
  • Increased need to get up from bed to urinate
  • Reduced focus
Sleep Apnea Diagnosis and Treatment in Fort McMurray | Eagle Ridge Dental

Sleep Apnea Diagnosis and Treatment

Sleep Apnea Diagnosis and Treatment in Fort McMurray | Eagle Ridge Dental

Though sleep apnea is common, it can be dangerous to your overall health and should be treated. Eagle Ridge Dental is pleased to offer Remmers Sleep Recorder to record diagnostic indicators of sleep apnea to aid in diagnosing the condition. Once properly diagnosed, we are pleased to offer sleep apnea appliances that can help open the airway and prevent disruptions in your breathing. Appliances can also help alleviate physical symptoms associated with snoring, which leaves the mouth more vulnerable to the bacteria that cause tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath, as well as the wear and tear from clenching and grinding associated with OSA.

If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, there are only two treatment modalities to effectively treat it. The first one is the CPAP machine. Another option is sleep apnea oral appliances, which can help maintain an open airway and prevent disruptions in your breathing. Eagle Ridge Dental is committed to treating patients troubled by sleep apnea with a custom oral appliance to alleviate symptoms of OSA. Sleep apnea oral appliances are customized non-invasive and removable. They are designed to promote deeper and restful sleep by preventing snoring and relieving the symptoms of OSA. The oral appliance does not interfere with breathing through the mouth and helps to promote deeper and more restful sleep by preventing snoring and relieving the symptoms of OSA.

If you think that you might be suffering from sleep apnea in Fort McMurray, have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, have any questions about sleep apnea appliances, or would like to set up an appointment, call our dedicated Eagle Ridge Dental team today at (780) 791-2008 and we will be happy to help.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Call Ascent Family Dental at (780) 791-2008  , or email us at [email protected] to set up an  appointment today!