belmont dentist sleep apnea treatments

The quality of your sleep affects your overall health. If you suffer from sleep apnea, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Duren and Marsh Dentistry provides excellent sleep dentistry to our patients. We can provide you with an oral appliance that is designed to help with snoring & obstructive sleep apnea.

Contact us at our dental care office in Belmont, and learn more about our sleep apnea treatment options.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder in which your breathing stops and starts repeatedly. What happens is the soft tissues in your mouth become more relaxed while you are sleeping, causing your airway to become blocked. Most people do not even know they have, but if left untreated, sleep apnea can harm your overall health.

There are two types of sleep apnea – obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and central sleep apnea (CSA).

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea happens because there is an issue with the mechanics of your breathing. While you’re asleep the soft tissue in your mouth, such as your tongue, becomes more relaxed. This can cause your airway to become blocked and your breathing to stop. A few common risk factors are being overweight, having a narrow throat, allergies, and hypothyroidism.

  • Central Sleep Apnea

Central sleep apnea happens because your brain and breathing muscles are not communicating properly. This causes your breathing to stop or for you to breathe so lightly, you cannot get enough oxygen. Doctors have not figured out the main cause of CSA, but some illnesses, medications, and environments can be linked.

Sleep Apnea Symptoms

  • Loud snoring
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Episodes of stopped breathing while asleep (observed by a partner or family member)
  • Sudden awakenings followed by gasping or choking
  • Waking up with a headache, sore throat, dry mouth, or combination
  • Mood changes or irritability throughout the day

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, talk to your dentist or primary care physician about being tested for sleep apnea.

How Can The Duren & Marsh Team Help with Sleep Apnea

At Duren & Marsh Dentistry we are dedicated to helping our patients achieve the best overall health. We are highly trained and experienced with OSA treatments. Contact our office in Belmont and set up a consultation appointment with Dr. Duren or Dr. Marsh. Our dentistry offers:

  • Friendly and excellent customer care
  • Flexible payment options
  • Oral appliances to help with snoring and OSA
  • Convenient hours
  • Online Scheduling

Talk To Us About Your Sleep Apnea Symptoms

We are here to help. Sleep apnea can be difficult to diagnose because most of these signs happen when you are sleeping. In moderate cases of sleep apnea, Duren and Marsh Dentistry can fit you with a dental device that helps keep your airway open while you sleep. Contact us today and book a consultation appointment!

Duren & Marsh Dentistry Near Me

25 W Myrtle St

Belmont, NC 28012

New Patients Call – 704.825.8652


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