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Sleep Apnea Treatment Ponte Vedra, Florida

The professionals at Ponte Vedra Dental not only provide their patients in Ponte Vedra and the surrounding area with complete dental care, but also treat patients who may suffer from sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that disrupts your breathing as you sleep. Breathing becomes interrupted for periods of ten to twenty seconds and can occur frequently throughout the night. Although consciously undetectable by the sleeper, the body senses the interruption in oxygen during periods of sleep apnea and goes into survival mode by quickening pulse, blood pressure spikes and often awakening the individual with feelings of breathlessness.

Sleep Apnea Health Risks

Signs of sleep apnea may include snoring, choking and gasping and frequent waking up during a sleep cycle. Since these signs are undetectable to the sleeper, it is often a bed partner who will witness them. Daytime symptoms can include overriding feelings of sleepiness, lack of concentration, headaches and brain fog, mood swings, and memory and learning issues. Untreated sleep apnea can often turn into serious health problems. If left unchecked, sleep apnea can become a springboard for such things as stroke, heart attack and diabetes.

Sleep Apnea Treatments

Dr. Chiafair of Ponte Vedra Dental is a sleep apnea specialist and can offer many possible solutions such as tongue retaining devices, oral appliance therapy or mandibular repositioning. After a thorough consultation, Dr. Chiafair will recommend the most comprehensive plan of treatment for your particular condition. If you are experiencing these symptoms and feel sleep apnea may be the culprit, call Ponte Vedra Dental to schedule an initial consultation. We pride ourselves on providing the highest level of care in a warm and caring environment.

Sleep Apnea Infographic

If you  shows signs of sleep apnea or sleep deprivation, please contact our Ponte Vedra sleep apnea dentists today to schedule your initial appointment. Ponte Vedra Dental serves patients in the Ponte Vedra, Florida area.

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