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Our office not only supports the health of your teeth and gums but also your healthy breathing. If you suffer from symptoms associated with sleep apnea in Fort Wayne, IN, and the Roanoke and Huntington, IN, areas, our experts can diagnose and identify structural issues in your mouth and jaw that may be contributing to your condition. We are proud to provide effective treatment options to relieve your symptoms.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a serious sleeping disorder that causes you to repeatedly stop and start breathing while you are asleep. While obstructive sleep apnea is commonly associated with obesity, it can also occur simply because of the way that your throat muscles relax while you’re asleep. Your breathing may be interrupted several times an hour, or even a hundred times during a full night of sleep. Since this happens while you’re sleeping, you may not even be aware that you suffer from this condition.
What Are the Signs of Sleep Apnea?
If you find that you snore heavily during the night, wake up with a choking sensation, or experience heartburn, then you may be dealing with symptoms associated with sleep apnea. Another common symptom of sleep apnea is if you feel tired throughout the day even after getting a full night's sleep. As a result, you may be unfocused during the day, agitated, irritable, or likely to fall asleep when doing mundane activities like watching TV or reading.
At Legacy Dental, we recognize that this often undiagnosed condition can have a severe impact on your life. In fact, people suffering from untreated sleep apnea have been injured in car accidents and other mishaps because of their chronic exhaustion. Others experience a significant decline in their health, as the chronic oxygen deprivation caused by sleep apnea has been shown to increase blood pressure and raise your chances of a heart attack.
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect that you suffer from sleep apnea, contact Legacy Dental today. Although sleep apnea is a serious condition, the available treatments are effective and relatively easy to incorporate into your nighttime routine.
The first step is to schedule your FREE Sleep Apnea Consultation. This assessment includes a full health history, oral examination, and consultation with one of our experts. You or your child may be given a take-home sleep study kit for additional evaluation. This specially designed sleep testing device is programmed for each individual patient and is easy to use. We take the data gathered from one night’s sleep and analyze the results in order to make the appropriate diagnosis.
Learn More About Our Treatments for Sleep Apnea in Fort Wayne, IN & the Roanoke & Huntington, IN, Areas
To experience our 5-star-rated dental care, schedule your appointment today by calling (260) 434-1133. You may also use our convenient online form. Please select General Appointment, Free Implant Consultation, Free Orthodontic Consultation, or Free Sleep Apnea Consultation from the menu when scheduling.
Your appointment will include the following:
- Discuss Your Goals
- Complete Exam
- Discover Your Options
- Start Treatment If Desired
During your appointment, we will take the time to explain our treatment process, flexible payment options, and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to helping you along your journey to your best smile!