If you are a chronic snorer or often find yourself waking up to breathe, you may have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition that occurs when the tissues found in airways relax and become smaller. Problems can arise when the airways are obstructed by the tissues when they collapse. One of the most common types of sleep apnea, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), can be diagnosed and treated in our Philadelphia, PA office. Dr. Drew Shulman and his professional staff are passionate about providing solutions for all kinds of oral health difficulties. They work with patients to address and treat their oral health issues in a timely manner.
Common Signs of Sleep Apnea
There are multiple common signs of sleep apnea to be aware of:
- Loud, incessant snoring
- Dry mouth
- Mood swings
- Chronic headaches and migraines
- Daytime fatigue
If you have noticed that you or your partner have any of these conditions, call (215) 372-1142 for prompt treatment. Our professional team can help diagnose and address these problems as soon as possible.
Treating Sleep Apnea
Our Philadelphia dental staff offers oral appliance therapy to patients who are diagnosed with mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea. An oral appliance acts similarly to a mouth guard in that it covers and protects teeth. However, oral appliances are also used to open up the airways and relax jaw muscles. This discreet alternative to bulky CPAP machines should improve sleep apnea symptoms immediately. Prior to treatment, Dr. Shulman will assess teeth and gums and review your symptoms to determine if oral appliance therapy works for your needs.
Schedule an In-Office Consultation
Do you believe that you or your partner may be suffering from any of the regular symptoms of mild or moderate sleep apnea? Tackle problems at the source before symptoms worsen. Call Dr. Shulman and his professional team in Philadelphia, PA at (215) 372-1142. Feel free to request an appointment with us on our website. If there are any remaining questions you have about sleep apnea treatment or your specific dental concerns, ask our dental staff. They will be happy to answer any queries you may have.