Sleep Apnea Treatment in Macon, GA
Snoring can be annoying to everyone in your home, but it may also be a symptom of a more serious problem: sleep apnea. If left untreated, this condition can lead to serious health issues. If you or someone that you love has been diagnosed with sleep apnea, call Northside Family Dentistry at 478-475-1976. We will be happy to help you plan a visit with our dentist, Dr. Clinton M. Watson, to discuss your options for sleep apnea treatment in Macon, Georgia.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder marked by interruptions and pauses in breathing during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by obstructions in the airway, such as the tongue rolling back in the throat or collapsed tissues in the airway. Untreated sleep apnea can contribute to several serious health conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and liver problems. Sleep apnea must be diagnosed by a sleep physician. We recommend that you talk to our dentist, as well as your physician if you suffer from the symptoms of sleep apnea. Common signs of sleep apnea include:
- Extreme drowsiness during the day
- Personality changes and irritability
- Difficulty staying asleep
- Waking up with a very dry or sore throat
- Frequent morning headaches
Schedule Your Sleep Apnea Consultation Today
Sleep apnea treatment may depend on the severity of the condition. If you suffer from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, our dentist may recommend a simple oral appliance. The appliance works to treat obstructive sleep apnea by fitting over your teeth and keeping your airway open while you sleep. It can work by preventing the tongue from blocking the air passage or by holding your jaw in a position that prevents airway blockages during sleep. For more information on sleep apnea treatment, we welcome you to call or visit our dental practice today. We are committed to helping you improve your health!
What a great dental group! If you have any fears of the dentist, this is the place to come to. Everyone is so nice and caring, very helpful and they do great work on your teeth!
My daughter has been going for 3 years and we love the atmosphere and the love and kindness we receive every time we walk in the door!
Dr. Watson and his staff have provided excellent and compassionate care for my family and I. I highly recommend this practice!