You may think that your snoring is nothing more than an inconvenience to those who have to listen to it. Or, if you sleep alone, you may think that there’s nothing to worry about. Sadly, that faulty thinking can lead to several chronic medical conditions such as an increase in the risk of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes.
OSA is a medical disorder that requires medical intervention and treatment. If ignored, the condition can lead to the previously mentioned medical concerns as well as depression, weight gain, moodiness, irritability, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, chronic headaches, teeth grinding, and even premature death. The disorder is not something that can be self-diagnosed since it branches into three distinct classifications: obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, and complex sleep apnea. That’s why selecting a dentist to help you move past the perils of OSA is important.
At the Julian Center for Comprehensive Dentistry, we understand that the solution to a healthy and restful night’s sleep is a multi-pronged approach. That’s why we interact with your family physician, cardiologist, pulmonologist, and endocrinologist to treat the whole-body connection associated with sleep apnea. If you do not have a partnership with these doctors, we can facilitate that connection for you so you’ll benefit from our solid relationships with local sleep labs and sleep physicians.
One of the ways we’ve been able to help countless patients achieve a healthier night’s sleep is through the use of 3D expansion oral appliance therapy. Our dentist has in-depth knowledge and proven success in oral appliance research and treatment. This combined experience ensures a proven system that affords long-term health results. It’s also earned our practice an accreditation from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM).
If you’d like to stop snoring and move closer to peak physical health, we invite you to make an appointment with our expert team at the Julian Center for Comprehensive Dentistry today for natural, effective, and safe 3D expansion and oral appliance therapy in our comfortable Ellicott City, MD dentist office.