Risk Factors for Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that, if left untreated, can prove fatal. This speaks to the importance of early treatment, but it also speaks to the importance of taking steps to prevent sleep apnea in the first place. We've helped treat a lot of Pittsburgh-area patients for sleep apnea, and they all say they wish they never had to deal with the problem. The fact is, some of the risk factors for sleep apnea are beyond your control. But others are not. There are a lot of steps you can take
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Sleep Apnea Treatment With MicrO2

Sleep apnea is a serious condition. If left untreated, it can do more than just rob you of sleep and make you feel exhausted throughout the day – in extreme cases, it can even prove fatal. That's why it's crucial to pursue treatment if you have sleep apnea. At Dentonics, we offer a number of sleep apnea treatments for individuals in the Pittsburgh area. One of your treatment options is the MicrO2 Sleep and Snore Device. This device is exceptionally popular with our patients who are suffering
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Should I Be Concerned about My Snoring?

Snoring can be a serious source of embarrassment to you and a major nuisance to your bed partner. While the self-consciousness you may feel when others hear you "sawing logs" and your bed partner's lack of sleep may motivate you to seek treatment for the issue, there are actually more important reasons to get your snoring evaluated. Often, loud chronic snoring is a sign that you suffer from a serious health condition called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when the soft tissue in your throat relaxes
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Sleep Apnea Warning Signs

Do you snore? Do you wake up several times during the night, gasping for air? Are you exceedingly sleepy during your normal waking hours? Do you have headaches when you wake and feel just as tired as when you went to bed? If so, you may have a condition called sleep apnea which occurs when your upper airway passages close and prevent you from breathing properly while you sleep. Over 18 million Americans are affected by sleep apnea. You are more at risk for having sleep apnea if: you have
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How Do I Know if I have Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a very serious condition impacting many Americans. Unfortunately, most of the people who suffer from sleep apnea don't even realize they have the condition and as a result, the vast majority of sleep apnea cases go undiagnosed and untreated. If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to serious health issues such as: Heart attack Stroke Depression High blood pressure Due to these serious health concerns, it's crucial that you recognize potential sleep apnea symptoms
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Treatment Options for Chronic Snoring

Loud snoring can be disruptive and irritating to sufferers and bed partners alike. But chronic snoring may indicate a more serious condition called sleep apnea. Untreated sleep apnea may lead to long-term health complications, but our Pittsburgh dentists can help you regain your health and a good night’s sleep. Sleep apnea is a condition in which your airway collapses during sleep, causing you to regularly awaken as the brain tries to restore its supply of oxygen. One sign of obstructive sleep
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Your Snoring may be a Sign of a Dangerous Health Condition

Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit have found that snoring may increase the risk of thickening of the carotid artery even more than smoking, high cholesterol or excess weight. This condition is a precursor to atherosclerosis, a hardening of the arteries responsible for many vascular diseases. As a result, you should seek treatment for snoring, even if you don’t have other symptoms of sleep apnea or heart disease. Snoring has long been linked to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep
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MIcrO2™: A New Sleep Apnea Treatment

At Dentonics, we offer some of the most advanced sleep apnea treatment options available. Dr. Quartuccio and Dr. Frye are always evaluating new treatments and technology when they become available to determine whether they'll benefit our patients. We're proud to announce that we are now offering the MicrO2™ sleep and snore device, an innovative new sleep apnea treatment that will help keep your airway open while you sleep. The MicrO2 is a custom-made sleep and snore device. It's one of the smallest
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Do I Have Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a potentially life-threatening disorder that can raise your blood pressure, cause constant fatigue, and put your at a greater risk for stroke. But many people with sleep apnea are unaware that they have it, because the primary symptoms only occur when you are asleep. Most cases are diagnosed when a patient's snoring becomes so loud that it is a problem for their spouse, but people who live alone lack a similar warning. At Dentonics's Pittsburgh dental practice, we see plenty of
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Do I Need to Treat My Snoring Problem?

If your partner complains about your snoring, you may be wondering what the big deal is. But frequent loud snoring may be a sign of a more dangerous condition. Fortunately, the Pittsburgh dentists at Dentonics, Inc. offer snoring treatments that won’t just give you and your partner a good night’s rest. They might just save your life. Snoring is one of the symptoms of sleep apnea, a potentially life-threatening condition in which your airway becomes blocked during the night. Left untreated,
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