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Alarming Health Risks From Sleep Apnea

Snoring & Sleep Apnea Solutions 2 | Masterpiece Smiles - Tulsa, OK

Do you or your spouse snore badly most nights? This is more than annoying. It could be sleep apnea which carries serious health risks. Call us today at 918-925-9687 to schedule your next appointment for sleep apnea treatment. Heart disease, high blood pressure, and depression are just some of the alarming health risks you face with untreated sleep apnea. Thankfully, the dentists at our Tulsa, OK dental office are well trained in treating sleep apnea.

What Is Sleep Apnea?

What’s the difference between snoring and sleep apnea? It depends on the frequency.

No one sleeps quietly every night. It’s normal to make some noise. But with sleep apnea, you tend to snore loudly almost every time you sleep, even just quick naps. That’s because you stop breathing during sleep thanks to this condition.

People who suffer from sleep apnea can suddenly wake up because they’re suffocating. As soon as you do, the problem goes away. You never really awaken, so you fall back asleep. Then you soon stop breathing again, and so on. This cycle can continue over 200 times in one night.

That’s why you need us at 918-925-9687 today. Sleep apnea can just get worse over time.

Sleep Apnea Disorders & Risks

With sleep apnea, it’s not just a problem of losing some sleep. You can lose so much sleep that you’re facing some alarming risks.

– Mood swings and deep depression

Your mind needs sleep. If you’ve ever tried to stay up like you did as a teenager, you know that all too well. When sleep apnea robs you of sleep, you can spend the next day being irritable and having mood swings. Since sleep apnea doesn’t stop, those mood swings can turn into a deep depression.

Call us today to schedule your next appointment for sleep apnea treatment. Our dentists have been helping people in the Tulsa area finally get good sleep. That gives them the practical experience needed to help you.

– Sleepwalking and sleeptalking

Since sleep apnea never fully wakes you, it’s not hard to see how sleep apnea also leads to sleepwalking and sleeptalking. People who suffer from this condition can even eat and do tasks while asleep. That’s not exactly safe.

By calling our Tulsa, OK dental office today, you can get an oral appliance that helps you breathe during the night. With their training, our dentists know how that appliance can correct sleep apnea and let you get the rest you need.

– Chronic loss of focus and attention

It’s hard to function right when you had a restless night. But with sleep apnea, every night is a restless night. That means you will have trouble focusing at work, school, and home. Your performance will suffer as that loss of focus leads to more mistakes and decreased efficiency. And what happens when you’re driving and cannot focus on the road?

That’s why you need to call us today and make an appointment for sleep apnea treatment. Our dentists are trained in dealing with this sleep disorder. They can give you an oral appliance that helps keep your airway open while you sleep. This can get you the rest you need to stay alert and focused on your job.

– Heart disease and high blood pressure

Not breathing right at night means your body is not getting the oxygen it needs. To compensate, your body begins to pump your blood much harder in hopes of getting what oxygen you have to every part of your body. Your heart works much harder, putting you at risk for heart disease. It also increases your blood pressure.

Masterpiece Smiles has the NightLase™ treatment. This uses a dental laser to strengthen your throat muscles. It can help your airway stay open during the night so you can get the oxygen and rest you need. Your body won’t have to pump blood so hard.

Call us TODAY at 918-925-9687 and schedule your next appointment for sleep apnea treatment. Between oral appliances and NightLase, our dentists can help you sleep through the night for once. Plus, it can lessen your snoring so your loved ones can get sleep as well.

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3920 E 91st St., Tulsa,OK 74137