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Understanding Sleep Apnea Issues

Understanding Sleep Apnea Issues

Oral health issues can sometimes extend beyond your teeth. Some physical conditions such as sleep apnea in St. Clair Shores, MI are really a type of oral health issue. Dr. Steven Wainess can help with this issue. Keep reading to understand more about this problem. 

Why Don't I Feel Rested?

If you are suffering from sleep apnea in St. Clair Shores, MI you may constantly be wondering why you never feel really rested. This sleep disorder will affect the quality of your sleep. When the airways are blocked it will create this condition. During the night, you will experience pauses in your breathing because your airways are blocked. These blocked airways are sometimes the result of an improper dental bite or other physical issues that have to do with the structure of the mouth. 

Individuals suffering from this disorder often report that they never feel truly rested. They may also experience irritability and lack of productivity during the day. Over time, this can start to have a huge impact on your life. 

Can A Dentist Help?

Your dentist can help with this problem. When you visit Dr.Wainess, you will be evaluated and you will have the chance to describe to him the issues you are having. Diagnostics can be run to determine whether or not you have sleep apnea . If it is determined that you do have this problem, Dr. Wainess can prescribe an oral device to be worn when sleeping. This device will help to keep airways open properly so that you can breathe better while sleeping. This device can also help alleviate snoring, which is often associated with this disorder. The dentist will also be able to make other recommendations that can help with the symptoms associated with this sleep disorder. 

If you would like to learn more about our services or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Dr. Wainess today by calling 586-293-1515.