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Did you know that about 90% of individuals with sleep apnea haven’t been diagnosed? This is especially problematic because since sleep apnea can cause several problems with your health. In fact, sleep apnea can cause your brain to get less oxygen and cause problems with your cardiovascular system.

While this is a problem, do you know exactly what sleep apnea is? Essentially, sleep apnea is caused by a blockage in your airway while you sleep. Generally, this blockage is caused when your tongue or muscles droop into your airway. This is problematic because when your airway is obstructed, you may stop breathing.

Fortunately, there are quite a few options you can consider if you’re diagnosed with sleep apnea. If you have sleep apnea, your dentist can create a customized device that will keep your airway open. This device will let you sleep comfortably and is easy to keep clean. Still, depending on your unique needs, our dentist could recommend a different treatment.

Would you like to learn more about sleep apnea? Do frequent sore throats or difficulty concentrating have you concerned? Are you interested in scheduling an appointment with us? If so, please don’t hesitate to give Pelandale Dental Care a call at 209.622.1444. Dr. Param Gill and our team look forward to hearing from you soon.