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Sleep Apnea In Greenville, WI
We prioritize our patients’ overall health, including sleep health. Undiagnosed sleep disorders pose significant risks, such as a 23x higher heart attack risk and unknown sleep conditions in 92% of stroke victims before an attack. Our training enables us to provide education and cost-effective sleep health treatment.
Over 12 million Americans potentially compromise their health due to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), often undiagnosed, leading to conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, hypertension, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, and drowsy driving accidents. Dentistry plays a crucial role in addressing this silent epidemic. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine endorses oral appliances as the primary therapy for mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea and for severe cases when CPAP treatment isn’t suitable.
What Is Osa?
OSA is a sleep disorder characterized by interruptions in breathing due to airway blockages. Throat muscles, the tongue, tonsils, or the soft palate can fall back and obstruct the airway, causing a significant drop in blood oxygen levels during sleep.
A polysomnogram or sleep study is typically used to diagnose OSA. During this study, a sleep physician monitors brain activity and body functions while the patient sleeps at a sleep lab. The specialist interprets the data to diagnose sleep disorders and recommend treatment. If the sleep doctor suggests it, a dentist with sleep medicine training can provide oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea. In some cases, a home sleep study may replace a sleep lab study.
HOW IS Osa Treated?
Treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea may involve surgery, CPAP or BiPAP machines, or oral appliance therapy. Oral appliances are the least invasive option and often suitable for mild to moderate OSA. These appliances, carefully calibrated, comfortably maintain the jaw’s precise position during sleep, ensuring crucial oxygen flow.
All treatment decisions should be discussed with your sleep physician. Once a consistent treatment plan is chosen, we can provide valuable support. If appliance therapy is selected, it’s crucial to design the correct method and positioning to precisely maintain your airway.
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