Are you aware of the risks associated with sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a serious condition that causes interruptions in your breathing patterns. If you are a male over the age of 40, you could be at an increased risk of developing the condition. Individuals who are overweight tend to suffer from it more often. If you have large tonsils, a large tongue, a nasal obstruction, allergies or sinus problems, or a family history of the condition, you may be at a higher risk for sleep apnea.
It is important to make sure the sleep apnea is treated as soon as possible, since it can lead to diabetes, depression, heart failure, high blood pressure and strokes. Visit your dentist for an examination to determine if you are concerned about sleep apnea. Your dentist can provide you with appliances and devices and recommendations to help minimize the risks associated with sleep apnea. In some cases, surgery may be necessary.
Would you like to know more about sleep apnea treatments in Northridge, California? If so, you are welcome to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shahdad Arami at our dental office by calling us at 818-886-6100. Northridge Dental Group looks forward to enhancing your smile with sleep apnea prevention and care.