Restore Restful Sleep at All About Beautiful Smiles
Did you know that as many as 90% of people who snore actually suffer from sleep apnea? Our knowledgeable dental team at All About Beautiful Smiles both diagnoses and offers treatment for sleep apnea in Orlando, FL. In fact, we often receive referrals from other medical specialists who suspect their patients may have this often-serious disorder.
We also see patients who are seeking a better alternative to their noisy and obtrusive CPAP machines used to regulate their oxygen intake at night.
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 condition happens while you’re sleeping, you may not even be aware that you suffer from this condition.
How Do You Know if You Have Sleep Apnea?
If you or your partner find that during the night you snore heavily, wake up with a choking sensation, or experience heartburn, then you may indeed be dealing with symptoms associated with sleep apnea. Another common symptom is to feel tired throughout the day, despite having had a full night’s sleep. You may also feel agitated, irritable, and unfocused during the day, or easily fall asleep when doing mundane activities like watching TV or reading.
Sleep apnea is an often-undiagnosed condition that can mean added risk for serious health concerns. For example, chronic oxygen deprivation caused by sleep apnea has been shown to increase blood pressure and raise the chances of having a heart attack or other cardiovascular issues. In addition, people suffering from untreated sleep apnea have been injured in car accidents and other mishaps because of their persistent exhaustion.
Our Sleep Apnea Treatment Is Safe & Effective
Let All About Beautiful Smiles know if you have been diagnosed with or suspect that you suffer from sleep apnea. Dr. St. Matthew-Daniel will prescribe a painless, non-invasive oral appliance that is similar in size to a sports mouthguard or an orthodontic retainer. Oral appliances work by preventing the collapse of your tongue and soft tissues in the back of your throat, keeping your airway open for proper intake of oxygen with every breath. Patients find these small devices comfortable and relatively easy to incorporate into their nighttime routines.
Learn More About Treatment for Sleep Apnea in Orlando, FL
To experience our award-winning dental care, schedule your New Patient Appointment today by calling (407) 290-9588. You may also use our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:
- Meet Dr. St. Matthew-Daniel & Discuss Your Goals
- Thorough Exam
- Pictures & X-Rays As Needed
- Custom Treatment Plan
- Free Copy of Dr. St. Matthew-Daniel's Book, The Delightful Dental Experience 2.0
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 achieve your happiest, healthiest smile!