At Gerald Regni, DMD & Associates, you can come to our dentist for more than simple dental issues. Reach out to our dental team at 215-351-9399 for effective ways to treat neuromuscular issues, such as sleep apnea. Our dental office is ready to guide you through your treatment options for relieving symptoms associated with sleep apnea in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Sleep apnea is a common disorder that affects the tongue or tissues of the throat, causing the airways to collapse or to become blocked during sleep. This interrupts natural breathing and causes disruptions in the sleep pattern of patients. This disruption can lead to serious disorders, such as:
- Increased blood pressure
- Disorders in the liver
- Heart disease
Many different symptoms can signify a sleep apnea disorder. Some of the most common include:
- Loud snoring
- Decreased energy or drowsiness
- Waking up with a headache
- A sore or dry throat in the morning
- Interrupted sleep
- Irritability or other changes in personality
Sleep apnea disorders are specifically diagnosed by a patient’s sleep physician. Our office recommends that patients speak with their physicians, as well as our dentist, to effectively come up with a treatment plan. The recommended treatment will often depend on the severity of the symptoms, as well as the needs of the individual patient. Mild forms of the condition can often be treated with a simple appliance, that opens the airways during the night. For information on this appliance and additional forms of treatment, call or reach out to us today!