Often referred to as OSA, obstructive sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that can lead to several complications. OSA is caused when muscles in your throat or mouth block your airway while you sleep. The effects of recurrent OSA may be more serious than they initially appear. These episodes produce lowered oxygen levels and elevated intra-thoracic pressures. This may contribute to increases in hypertension, Coronary Artery Disease, and strokes.
Fortunately, our dentists are trained and equipped to help our patients with OSA. Drs. Pecora, Langner, Zaremba, Jourdan, and Vravick are specially educated and trained to construct, fit, and manage small and comfortable devices that will fit in the mouth (like a two-sided mouth-guard). These mouth guards will prevent your mouth muscles from obstructing your airway. These devices are very well tolerated and comfortable enough to help you enjoy sleeping again.
It is important for all people to do something about OSA before it becomes something that will affect your health. If you have any questions or concerns about any sleep apnea problems you may have, we invite you to call AlwaysGreatSmiles.com for more information. We are always ready to teach you anything you need to know regarding your health and the ways we can help you. If you have any questions about our treatment of sleep apnea in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, feel free to contact us today.