Sleep apnea and snoring
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
It is a breathing disorder that occurs during sleep and can have serious consequences.
How it happens
During sleep, the patient who suffers from obstructive sleep apnea, will experience episodes of blockage of breathing unconsciously while sleeping. Breathing may stop several times and then resume depending on the severity of the condition.
Who can be affected
Both adults and children can suffer from sleep apnea. In children this can be associated with a behavioral disorder or an inability to sustain attention.
Some signs and symptoms
- Lack of energy, fatigue;
- Problem with concentration, attention, irritability;
- Choking in the night;
- Xerostomia or dry mouth at night.
Sleep apnea requires multidisciplinary management with health professionals from different specialties, including your dentist.
We participate in screening for the disease and redirect you to the appropriate doctors in order to establish a diagnosis and based on the recommendations of these professionals we can manufacture devices or orthoses if necessary.
Your dentist thus participates in the prevention of diseases secondary to obstructive sleep apnea.
If you have any doubts, speak to our team during your review.