Can My Primary Care Physician Diagnose Sleep Apnea?

Koos-Admin  -  Jul 20, 2013  -  Comments Off on Can My Primary Care Physician Diagnose Sleep Apnea?
Imagine trying to enjoy a restful night of sleep, but being interrupted every few seconds while someone covers your nose and mouth. You would struggle to breathe and you’d probably find it pretty difficult to reach a deep or satisfying level of sleep. You would wake up numerous times throughout

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Sleep Apnea: Does Oral Appliance Therapy Work in All Cases?

Koos-Admin  -  Jul 06, 2013  -  Comments Off on Sleep Apnea: Does Oral Appliance Therapy Work in All Cases?
Sleep apnea and other sleep disorders affect a large percentage of our population, though many cases may go untreated and undetected each year. As a condition that affects your ability to breathe and take in oxygen while you sleep, the consequences of failing to treat this condition can be dangerous

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Technology used to identify obstructive sleep apnea: 3D cone beam CT scans

Koos-Admin  -  Jun 19, 2013  -  Comments Off on Technology used to identify obstructive sleep apnea: 3D cone beam CT scans
Patients with sleep apnea stop breathing periodically during the night. This phenomenon most often occurs because the soft tissues at the back of the throat collapse and cover up the opening to the airway. Ultimately, sleep apnea interferes with a patient’s rest, which is constantly disrupted by the breathing pauses.

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Technology used to identify obstructive sleep apnea: MRI scans

Koos-Admin  -  Jun 05, 2013  -  Comments Off on Technology used to identify obstructive sleep apnea: MRI scans
Advanced technology is instrumental in diagnosing various oral health conditions. Modern tools like cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) give today’s dental practitioners a distinct advantage over their predecessors. Such detailed pictures of interior facial structures help in preparation for oral surgery and orthodontic treatment, for

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I think I have mild sleep apnea: Should I still seek treatment?

Koos-Admin  -  May 21, 2013  -  Comments Off on I think I have mild sleep apnea: Should I still seek treatment?
Sleep apnea, a condition in which people repeatedly stop breathing for short periods during sleep, occurs in varying degrees. You may suspect that you have sleep apnea if a sleeping partner alerts you to the issue, or if you have problems like dry mouth upon waking or morning headaches. The

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Oral Appliance vs. CPAP: Which is right for me?

Koos-Admin  -  May 07, 2013  -  Comments Off on Oral Appliance vs. CPAP: Which is right for me?
Patients with sleep apnea gain numerous benefits from seeking treatment. Not only does sleep apnea treatment help these individuals get more restful sleep, it also may reduce a host of health risks, ranging from obesity to depression to stroke. Different treatment options may effectively address your sleep apnea, whether it

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What to Expect During a Sleep Study

Koos-Admin  -  Apr 18, 2013  -  Comments Off on What to Expect During a Sleep Study
Patients may suspect that they have sleep apnea if they have symptoms like daytime drowsiness and morning headaches. A sleeping partner may alert them to excessive snoring or periodic pauses in breathing. However, the only way to get a conclusive sleep apnea diagnosis is by completing a sleep study. An

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Is CPAP an effective treatment for sleep apnea?

Koos-Admin  -  Apr 05, 2013  -  Comments Off on Is CPAP an effective treatment for sleep apnea?
When first diagnosed with sleep apnea, many patients are concerned that their only treatment option is a bulky continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the soft tissues at the back of the mouth collapse and cover the airway during sleep. A person with sleep apnea

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Oral appliances to treat snoring: SomnoDent® MAS/Flex

Koos-Admin  -  Mar 18, 2013  -  Comments Off on Oral appliances to treat snoring: SomnoDent® MAS/Flex
When seeking treatment for a sleep disorder, patients have a number of options. The least intrusive of these is an oral appliance that repositions various structures in the mouth to prevent obstructive sleep apnea, which occurs when the soft tissues at the back of the throat collapse and block the

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Oral Appliances to Treat Snoring: Full Breath®

Koos-Admin  -  Mar 04, 2013  -  Comments Off on Oral Appliances to Treat Snoring: Full Breath®
Sleep problems can have wide-reaching effects on your quality of life. If you’re not getting seven to eight hours of quality sleep without interruption, of course you will notice some daytime drowsiness that can interfere with your functioning. Sleep problems can also affect your mood and even your physical health.

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