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Sleep Apnea Treatment in Columbia, MD

If you’re having trouble sleeping, snore or experience daytime sleepiness, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. As your dentist in Columbia, we offer sleep apnea treatment in addition to general dentistry treatments and cosmetic dentistry treatments.

What Is Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) results when soft tissue at the back of the throat collapses periodically and blocks the airway. Because this can prevent you from breathing, people with OSA gasp for air throughout the night, resulting in snoring.

Signs of sleep apnea include snoring and insomnia, while smoking, obesity, and family history of sleep apnea increase the risk of suffering from obstructive sleep apnea.

The Effects of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea can cause other health issues if left untreated. These issues include:

  • Heart attack
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Heart failure
  • Mental confusion
  • Irritability

Therefore, it is very important to seek treatment if you are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea.

Sleep Apnea Treatment Options

At Columbia Family Dentist, we offer a few different treatment options. Depending on the severity of the case of sleep apnea, we may recommend:

  • Oral appliances
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Therapy
  • Surgery

Treat Your Sleep Apnea at Your Dentist in Columbia, MD

Begin to sleep better and visit our Columbia, MD office for sleep apnea treatment. Contact us or use on our online appointment request form to schedule your appointment. You can also complete the sleep apnea forms needed ahead of your first visit with us. We look forward to helping you get a better night’s rest!