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Dental Sleep Medicine for Breathing Cessation

Wednesday, December, 1, 2021

Breathing cessation while sleeping isn’t normal, in fact, it can be deadly. One of the major signs of obstructive sleep apnea, breathing cessation is a symptom of something more serious. In addition, it causes problems for the household.

If your partner has been waking up gasping for breath and you are tired of hearing him deny it, call Sophisticated-Smiles.

A Licensed Dental Sleep Medicine Specialist

Dr. Angela Cameron is a licensed and experienced dental sleep medicine specialist who not only treats dental sleeping disorders, but diagnoses them as well. This is a highly specialized treatment that not all dentists in Johnson City are capable of offering.

Dr. Cameron and her team have been through hours of continued education so that people who snore and those with sleeping disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea have the opportunity to sleep through the night and possibly save their life.

What is OSA?

If you have been following the Sophisticated-Smiles Blog you’ll have read the various articles regarding obstructive sleep apnea and what it can do to the rest of your body.

If you aren’t familiar, OSA can lead to:

  • Daytime Fatigue
  • Complications with Medical Procedures
  • Eye Problems
  • Low Libido
  • Mood Swings
  • Trouble Staying Awake
  • Insomnia
  • Sleep Deprived Household
  • Stroke
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms or Arrhythmias

As you can see obstructive sleep apnea can cause major problems with overall health. If left untreated it can and will eventually lead to serious illness and even death.

Dental Sleep Medicine

Dental sleep medicine in Johnson City is a major breakthrough for people suffering from OSA, but also a major plus for those who have not been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea.

Thankfully, this type of treatment is available from Johnson City’s most popular dental practice, Sophisticated Smiles.

If your dental sleep medicine specialist in Johnson City determines you are suffering from OSA your treatment options are discussed.

These could include splints and custom made mouth guards that you wear at night or for a few months. It really does depend on your situation and how severe your OSA is.

Conventional treatments include CPAP therapy and surgery.

Dealing with OSA

If Dr. Cameron diagnoses OSA she will provide you with the best steps to deal with your disorder. In some cases all you may need is to lose a few pounds as people who are overweight are in the high risk category. However, not everyone who is overweight has obstructive sleep apnea.

Get to the bottom of your partners sleep disruption and book an appointment online or call or send a direct message to Sophisticated-Smiles today.




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