Is There a Cure for Sleep Apnea?

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Sleep apnea is a critical condition caused when a person’s breathing is shallow or interrupted during their sleep. This disruptive breathing can occur hundreds of times in one night’s sleep, and can actually have fatal consequences if the disruption is severe. Most commonly, sleep apnea causes unpleasant symptoms that include snoring, choking, drowsiness during the day, feeling irritable or waking with a headache.

While there is no direct cure for sleep apnea, there are sleep apnea treatments available to help with your symptoms. Some treatments are lifestyle changes you can make on your own while others include additional medical support. Such treatments include:

  • Losing weight if you are over weight
  • Reducing regular alcohol consumption
  • Using oral appliances such as CPAP, TAP or SonmoDent during sleep
  • Wearing fitted mouth guards during sleep

Dr. Joe Quartuccio and Dr. Charles Frye are experienced dentists trained to diagnose sleep apnea and administer the appropriate treatments for those suffering from this disorder. After assessing your lifestyle, your family history and the extent of your symptoms, they can give you their professional advice on the most effective treatment options for your unique condition.

If you believe you may be suffering from sleep apnea or someone you love is experiencing symptoms, contact Dentonics at 412-487-6910 to schedule your free consultation today.

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