Sleep apnea is a condition where someone stops breathing while asleep, to awake gasping for air. A dentist can often be the first to recognise the symptoms.
– Symptoms include enamel erosion, teeth grinding and inflamed gum tissue.
– A dentist will inquire if you snore, awake with headaches, have high blood pressure or are feeling tired through the day.
– A dentist may refer you to a sleep specialist if he believes you have sleep apnea.
“Since sleep apnea can affect your entire life, from your daily performance to your risk for chronic diseases, getting an official diagnosis is essential to receiving the right treatment that can help restore your quality of life.”
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