Sleep apnea is a misunderstood sleeping condition that, as Dr. Gordon will inform you, can create problems if left untreated. The fact that so many people snore is often the biggest reason why sleep apnea is not easily self-detected. So, our dentist at Gordon Dental of Leawood takes the time to properly evaluate your condition, and your need for sleep apnea treatment in Leawood, Kansas. We invite you or your loved one to learn more about the quality, caring sleep apnea treatment by calling us to plan your visit.
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder and serious medical condition marked by interruptions and pauses in breathing during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by obstructions in the airway, such as the tongue rolling back in the throat or collapsed tissues in the airway. Untreated sleep apnea can contribute to several serious health conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and liver problems.
Sleep apnea treatment may depend on the severity of the condition. If you suffer from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, our dentist may recommend an oral appliance. The oral appliance works to treat obstructive sleep apnea by fitting over your teeth and keeping your airway open while you sleep. It can work by preventing the tongue from blocking the air passage, or by holding your jaw in a position that prevents airway blockages during sleep. For more information on sleep apnea treatment, we welcome you to call or visit our dental practice today. We are committed to helping you improve your health!