Sleep Apnea Treatment

Dentist in Wilmington, NC

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that causes a person to stop breathing during sleep. In some cases, you may stop breathing hundreds of times in one sleep cycle. If you think you may have sleep apnea, our team at The Dental Studio may be able to help.

Genetics, poor posture, allergies, enlarged tonsils, and other problems may trigger sleep apnea. The most common form of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea. This is triggered by collapsing airways in the throat and mouth during sleep. If you or your partner have obstructive sleep apnea, you might notice:

  • Extended pauses in breathing during sleep
  • Loud snoring
  • Restless sleep
  • Serious daytime sleepiness
  • Irritability or personality change
  • Poor memory or concentration
  • Headaches
  • Weight gain
  • Depression

If left untreated, sleep apnea increases risks of:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Stroke
  • Obesity
  • Other serious health complications

If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, contact The Dental Studio for a consultation. Dr. Jacob Long can provide you with effective treatment options to improve your sleep and your health.

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