You probably know that there are a number of things you should visit your dentist for, such as a missing tooth, a cavity, or consistent bad breath. However, would you be surprised to learn that our team could also help you deal with snoring?
You see, snoring, or making unusual sounds while you sleep, could be symptoms of sleep apnea. If you have sleep apnea, your airway could be obstructed by muscles in your mouth, including your tongue. As a result, you’ll wake up several times every night to breathe, though you may not be able to recall waking up. Sadly, since this problem tends to occur in your sleep, you might not be able to recognize it on your own. However, high blood pressure, exhaustion, moodiness, and difficulty focusing could all be signs that you have sleep apnea.
However, did you know that our team may recognize sleep apnea before your doctor can, simply because we’ll have more opportunities, since some of the symptoms of sleep apnea also include enamel erosion and dry mouth? We can also help you prevent the issues caused by sleep apnea by giving you a custom oral appliance. This appliance will stop your airway from being obstructed, which should help you deal with sleep apnea.
If you’d like to learn more about sleep apnea, or think you could have sleep apnea in Little Rock, Arkansas, we invite you to contact Cloud Family Dentistry by calling 501-868-3800. Our dentist, Dr. John Cloud, will be glad to inspect your teeth and to help you deal with any issues we find. We look forward to hearing from you!