You could be dealing with the effects of sleep apnea and not even know it. Experts estimate that approximately 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea and about 80 percent of these cases are undiagnosed. If you snore loudly, wake up feeling groggy, or have trouble concentrating at work, come see the experts at Groth Dental. We can help with your Bingham Farms sleep apnea using a simple oral appliance. Our treatment can allow you to:Doctor Kevin Groth on sleep apnea Read Transcript
As a dental profession as a whole, we're discovering that sleep apnea and sleep medicine is a really huge issue going on with our society. And if you're not able to breathe at night, if you're having issues from that perspective, you are drowsy in the day. You're falling asleep at the wheel. You are gaining weight. You're lethargic. You just don't have the energy that you once had. That could be related to something called sleep apnea, and that's just the inability to breathe effectively at night. It affects a ton of people, more than you actually think. A lot of people think it's just this fat old man syndrome, but it can affect children. It can affect skinny, middle aged women. It's something that it extends far beyond what we initially thought, and it's something with dentistry, we are a great profession to be able to screen for people like this, people that have high blood pressure, people that have some obesity to them.
With sleep apnea, we work with dental professionals that allow us to be tools to help them. If someone has mild sleep apnea, we can give them a device that would help them breathe more effectively at night. If someone has sleep apnea, we can maybe change the way their teeth are set up to allow for them to breathe a little bit better. And if you can breathe, that's the most essential thing in life is being able to breathe. And if you can't do that, everything else is affected.
- Sleep more soundly through the night
- Reduce or entirely eliminate your snoring
- Feel better when you wake up
- Be more alert and productive during your workday
- Reduce your risk of heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and other serious problems
Get the sleep your body needs to function properly. Call Groth Dental today at 248-965-4108 to schedule a consultation. You’ll find our friendly office on Telegraph Road, between 13 Mile Road and West 14 Mile Road.
Sleep Better & Enjoy Better Health
Groth Dental not only provides great general dental care, we can also successfully treat your sleep apnea. We’ll make a custom mouthguard that will rest comfortably in your mouth while you sleep, exerting gentle pressure on your lower jaw to keep your airway open.
You’ll breathe easier, rest better, feel better, and improve your long-term health all at the same time. Plus, you’ll snore less, as snoring results from air passing across the soft tissues in the back of your throat. A more open airway means better airflow and less snoring (or no snoring at all).
Reduce Health Complications From Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common type of sleep apnea. It occurs when the tongue and other tissues in the back of your throat relax and block your airway during sleep. OSA is a serious disease, as it can cause you both immediate problems with grogginess and irritability, as well as long-term problems related to strokes, heart attacks, high blood pressure, diabetes, and depression.
If you think you could be suffering from sleep apnea in Bingham Farms, call Groth Dental today: 248-965-4108. Your dentist can give you a screening and make recommendations for treatment. Better sleep is on the horizon!