Obstructive Sleep Apnea & Snoring Treatment
Snoring is every spouse’s nightmare. We can usually help.
If you snore you are at increased risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and a host of other medical ailments. This social condition is really a very serious condition that takes its toll a little bit every day. This can shorten your life by approximately 8 years.
The treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) historically had fallen within the realm of medical care. It is offered by Dr. Meyer because of his unique training in the care and management of a variety of orthopedic imbalances of the head, neck and upper airway.
By using sophisticated equipment such as the Acoustic Reflection Rhinometry, Acoustic Reflection Pharynygometry and the 3D x-ray scan, the effectiveness of your treatment can be measured and monitored. The reason medical professionals like this therapy is for precisely that reason. They know that their patients are well cared for at Millennium Dental Associates.
Sleep Apnea Awareness
An awakening is taking place as to the importance of sleep and the role that disorders play in affecting our general health. One important and common disorder is snoring. It affects approximately 82 million Americans (40% of middle-aged men and 30% of middle-aged females). Snoring may be an annoying social problem and a subject for humor, but at its worst may be a reflection of a significant medical problem — obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is defined as a cessation of breathing/airflow for 10 seconds or more (full obstruction of the airway), which may occur many times during the evening. Snoring is a narrowing of the upper airway, which leads to the vibration of the pharyngeal (throat) soft tissues (partial obstruction of the airway).
Health issues that are associated with such sleep disorders for inadequate sleep ranges from depression and anxiety to high blood pressure, pulmonary hypertension, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, and even stroke, all of which are estimated to cost 3.4 Billion dollars in medical cost annually.
Communication between the physician and dentist in managing patients with snoring and sleep apnea is vitally important. Such technology as precision appliances, Rhinometry, Pharyngometry, and more, allow the dentist and physician to deliver more effective care.
Here are Millennium Dental Associates, we will work closely with your health care professional to ensure the most accurate and effective care for your needs.