Snoring isn’t natural!
While it might cause others to tease you now and then, you might not see your snoring as something that needs to be addressed. But although your snoring might not disrupt your own sleep, it likely disturbs your partner and the people around you!
Even more importantly, your snoring may point to Sleep Apnea, a potentially serious health condition in which your airway becomes blocked during sleep.
Seaport Family Dentistry has partnered with Healthy Sleep Midwest to help treat our patients with Snoring & Sleep Apnea. Give us a call at 816-SLEEP-DR (816-753-3737) to schedule a consult with one of our Healthy Sleep Doctors. Rest assured, you are seeing the same doctors you’ve come to trust! We are simply treating our Sleep Patients through Healthy Sleep Midwest.
Sleep Apnea causes you to stop breathing, temporarily. This may occur upwards of 50 or 60 times per hour!
Of course, a temporarily blockage is always a serious issue. But even more serious and life-threatening are the health implications of leaving such a condition untreated. People who do not address their Sleep Apnea are at greater risk of having an irregular heartbeat, heart attack, or stroke.
Many people have no idea that they have Sleep Apnea! In fact, many people who suffer with Sleep Apnea claim that they have no trouble sleeping at night.
Do you snore at night? Do you wake up at night from being unable to breathe? Do you feel unrested after a full night’s sleep? Do you fall asleep during the day? Do you wake up with a headache or dry throat? Do you feel tired or depressed?
These are all symptoms of Sleep Apnea. If you or your loved one struggles with any of these symptoms, it’s in your best interest to be tested and treated for Sleep Apnea as soon as possible.
While this condition can become serious if left unaddressed, it can also be corrected!
At Seaport Family Dentistry, we improve lives with Dental Sleep Medicine. So, if you are experiencing snoring, disturbances, or breathing issues during the night, we may have the solutions you need to correct your condition and start improving your sleep immediately!
When you see one of our highly trained and qualified dentists, you receive the kind of attention and care needed. Your sleep and your health are of the utmost important to us!
During an initial exam, our primary focus is to learn more about your body so that we can determine the cause and best course of action. Do you have worn or chipped teeth? Do you have a large tongue? Do you have any health complications, such as high blood pressure or diabetes?
Once the exam is complete and these questions are answered, we can develop a plan of action for addressing your condition. We work directly with a pulmonologist to determine what treatment is ideal for you.
Furthermore, Seaport Family Dentistry is one of the only practices in the Kansas City Metro area with professional experience in using oral appliances to correct Sleep Apnea. We choose and personalize an appliance to meet your needs, feel comfortable, and fit in your mouth perfectly.