Sleep Disorder Breathing

We now know in neurology, pulmonology, and dentistry that Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), upper airway resistance, and snoring, can cause serious medical problems. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control has deemed OSA as an epidemic in America and there are very serious side effects such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes, just to name a few. And, there is a direct correlation between airway issues and TMJD and tooth wear.

We now have a state-of-the-art CBCT scanner in the office so we can screen for airway problems before beginning any oral care!

Sleep Apnea

Snoring Is Not Sexy. It's No Joke, And It Could Indicate An Alarmingly Serious Health Issue

 

Snoring may indicate an obstructed airway leading to oxygen deprivation while sleeping. That's right, you may have reduced or total lack of airflow into your lungs! Some people stop breathing 50+ times an hour.

 

Snoring really isn't sexy. Neither is being drowsy all day, or falling asleep at the wheel. Nor is cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, and depression – all possible resulting conditions caused by an obstruction of your airway while asleep.

The obstruction is usually caused by the relaxation of oral or throat structures (tongue, uvula, tonsils) during sleep, a condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

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How Can I Prevent Snoring?

Dr. King can fabricate a dental device that moves the lower jaw into a forward position, increasing space in the airway tube and reducing air velocity and soft tissue vibration.

Sleep Apnea Information

Watch the following videos and learn more about sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing. If you have questions, call 407-425-0087 and set up an appointment. Dr. King has completed many hours of training and can answer questions you might have. Learn what treatment options are available for you.

Sleep Apnea Information:

Airway and TMJ:

Sleep Disordered Breathing and ADD/ADHD:

What Happens If You Don't Get Sleep: