Yorkville Dentist can help with Sleep Apnea Problems

Yorkville Dentist can help with Sleep Apnea Problems

Our Yorkville Dental Office – 60 Bloor Street West, Suite 1510, Toronto

Once it’s been determined you have sleep APNEA there are a variety of ways it can be treated

Sleep Apnea, also known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition that affects millions of adults, yet it is often overlooked. Your breathing may stop for 10 seconds or more, when that happens your brain sends out a signal to wake up. This process repeats itself throughout the night as often as 20 to 30 times an hour. Untreated, the conditions is associated with a number of health risks so it’s important to first consult your doctor who may send you to a sleep specialist for a sleep test. It is important to get a proper diagnosis.

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Yorkville Dentist can help with Sleep Apnea Problems

Signs and symptoms of Sleep Apnea

  • Chocking or gasping for all night long
  • Pauses in your breathing
  • Loud Snoring
  • Drowsiness During the Day
  • Early morning headaches
  • Can’t concentrate
  • Grinding Teeth
  • Changes in Mood

Sleep Apnea is also associated with serious health risks including stroke and heart disease, depression, memory loss, hypertension and weight gain.

Traditionally, sleep apnea has been treated with use of a CPAP machine- which means it provides continuous positive airway pressure to the sleeper.  The sleep apnea sufferer is required to wear a mask attached to a bulky machine while sleeping and wearing a breathing mask to bed every night can be uncomfortable and disruptive to your partner.

Many sleep apnea sufferers are now to looking to dentistry for a solution.

If you previously have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or snoring and cannot wear your CPAP machine,  you may also be a candidate for a MAD (Mandibular Advancement Device). Dr. Borovac can make a custom appliance similar to a night guard or a retainer that will allow your airway to be opened by holding your jaw in a forward position.

Oral appliances are indicated in patients with mild to moderate OSA who prefer their use to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment or who are inappropriate candidates or who are resistant to CPAP treatment.

Choosing the right dentist to fit and insert your appliance is essential.

Dr. Borovac and her team in Yorkville (Bay-Bloor area of Toronto) will ensure the appliance fits comfortably, and will work with you to make any necessary adjustments.

Call for a consultation with Dr. Borovac.