Have you been experiencing symptoms of sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that is common in many people who have irregular breathing due to either central or obstructive sleep apnea. Central sleep apnea is the result of failed brain signals to breathing muscles, while obstructive sleep apnea is when there is something blocking the airway. Here at Borgmeyer Dental, our professional staff wants to help you get the treatment you need and deserve for a healthier lifestyle today.
Sleep apnea can be the result of many different factors. This includes being overweight, men and women over 40 years old, those with nasal congestion issues (allergies, deviated septum, sinus problems, etc.), or a history of family sleep apnea. If left untreated, it can lead to depression, high blood pressure, diabetes, irregular heartbeat, and/or possible stroke or heart attack.
Today, there are different methods of treatments for sleep apnea. This includes adjusting your sleeping habits (not sleeping on your back), a CPAP device (continuous positive air pressure device used to improve breathing, supplying air through nasal passages), an oral appliance (supports the jaw to prevent your airway from collapsing), or surgery. This option may be used when no other method works, and depends on the area of the throat or mouth.
Drs. David J. Borgmeyer and Augustine Borgmeyer and our team here in St. Louis, Missouri, want to help you get the treatment you deserve to get back to a better night’s sleep. Call to make an appointment or a consultation at 314-351-6554. Let us assist you for a better and healthier lifestyle today!