Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a potentially serious sleeping disorder where breathing repeatedly stops and starts during the night. OSA is a chronic, lifelong condition that can affect your sleep, health and quality of life. OSA has been linked to hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, work and driving related accidents and stroke.
What Causes Sleep Apnea?
For individuals with OSA, muscles relax during sleep, including those that control the tongue and throat. Your soft tissue may vibrate or it may completely collapse causing you to stop breathing. The soft tissue at the back of throat can sag, narrowing and constricting the airway. Collapsing of the soft tissue is called an Obstructive Apnea and may last for 10 seconds or more.
If you feel that you’re suffering from sleep apnea, tell Dr. Terry Egert or Dr. Chandra Kreider about your symptoms and we’ll perform some non-invasive tests to determine the best treatment for you.
Schedule Your Sleep Apnea Treatments
Dr. Terry Egert, Dr. Chandra Kreider and the talented team at Egert-Kreider Dental can’t wait to provide you and your family with optimal oral health. To schedule an appointment, give us a call during regular business hours at 303.744.3636.
Egert-Kreider Dental is located at 3955 E. Exposition Ave. Suite 312 Denver CO, 80209 and serves the Cherry Creek, Glendale, Hilltop, Belcaro, and the rest of the Denver, Colorado metro area.