Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Dental Perspective

Oral health traverses the borders of perfect pearly teeth. It’s little wonder that the Surgeon General has said that your mouth is the window to the health of your general body. In essence, your dentist could play a significant role in picking up early signs of yet-to-fully-develop health complications. Obstructive sleep apnea is one example.

What about sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a collective term for sleep disorders that manifest by extended breathing interruptions while you sleep. Because sleep apnea occurs while you’re sleeping, it might go unnoticed. However, Dr. Vaysman, Dr. Basir, and Dr. Jahn’Shahi can detect the traceable prints that sleep apnea leaves when you come in during your dental appointments, and can help you get on the path to remedying it and its effects.

Some of the early signs that your Upper East Side Orthodontics might see to warrant further investigation may include:

  • Dry mouth problems
  • Complaints of tiredness and lethargy
  • Excessive teeth grinding
  • Worn out teeth

Am I at risk?

Sleep apnea risk cuts across all age groups. Nevertheless, certain attributes such as being overweight and having enlarged tonsils could heighten your chances of being affected by sleep apnea. For a further understanding of the risk factors of sleep apnea and how to treat it, schedule an appointment with your New York, NY orthodontist today.

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