Sleep Apnea Treatment
in Harrisonburg, VA

Did you know that snoring and feeling tired after a night of rest are indicators you may suffer from sleep apnea? When left untreated, sleep apnea can cause several health problems. At Rockingham Prosthodontics, we offer sleep apnea treatment for patients who experience sleep apnea symptoms. To learn more about our sleep apnea treatment, give our office a call to schedule an appointment at your convenience!

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What is the main cause of sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that is caused by an obstruction to airway passages. Some causes of this obstruction are due to weight, narrow airway passages, or genetics. Many patients that suffer from sleep apnea are not aware until it interferes drastically with their everyday life. Sleep apnea symptoms can include snoring, feeling tired after sleeping, dry mouth, and morning headaches. Sleep apnea is more common in men than women.

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How does the dentist treat sleep apnea?

While cases of sleep apnea may need to be resolved by a sleep apnea doctor, dentists also practice dental sleep medicine! This type of practice results in sleep apnea treatment with oral appliances that can hold the mouth in a comfortable position, which keeps airways open throughout the night. If you’re looking for CPAP alternatives, sleep apnea therapy through your dentist is a minimally invasive and cost-effective solution!

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What happens if sleep apnea goes untreated?

If left untreated, sleep apnea can cause several health problems. Sleep apnea disorder often causes a person to breathe through their mouth. When this happens, dry mouth is evident. A dry mouth can lead to tooth decay, plaque, mouth sores, and infection of the gums. Contact our office to visit our sleep apnea dentist if you believe you could benefit from sleep apnea therapy or are interested in CPAP alternatives!

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