Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Sleep Medicine


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Obstructive sleep apnea is a potentially deadly disorder that gets in the way of a good night’s sleep. Dental sleep medicine in South Carolina is an excellent solution for people suffering from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.

A good night’s sleep starts your day off the right way. Getting the right amount of shut eye means you’ll be more productive throughout the day and less likely to fall asleep behind the wheel.

Unfortunately, not everyone gets a good night’s sleep. People who have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea often wake up as many as 30 times every hour just to start breathing again.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Also called OSA, obstructive sleep apnea is a condition that millions of people have with some not even knowing they suffer from it.

Your Georgia dentist offers dental sleep medicine to people who have been diagnosed with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.

Those of you that follow the Bela Family Dental Blog know OSA causes people to stop breathing while they sleep. As previously mentioned that can be up to 30 times every sixty minutes.

While no one knows for certain why people have OSA there are some who have a higher chance of suffering than others.

Risks for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  • Obesity
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Tobacco Use
  • Medications
  • Large Neck Size
  • Being Male
  • Being a Women in Menopause
  • Family History
  • Tonsils and Adenoids

You May Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea if You:

  • Wake up gasping for breath
  • Snore
  • Have witnessed cessations when breathing
  • Suffer from dry month
  • Wake up with headaches and neck aches
  • Have Low Libido
  • Suffer from mood swings
  • Have trouble staying awake

Dental Sleep Medicine in Georgia

Bela Family Dentistry is a preferred and licensed dental sleep medicine provider. Using split therapy, different types of night guards and oral appliances the team will begin a six step protocol that will help evaluate and relieve your OSA symptoms.

By going through the protocol, your sleep medicine dentist in South Carolina will have the best appliance for your needs as everything is customized.

Dental sleep medicine provides you with better days leaving you refreshed and wide awake when you get up in the morning.

Bela Family Dentistry to the Rescue

Not all dentists in Georgia are equipped to provide oral appliance therapy as a CPAP replacement, but Bela Family Dentistry is. Providing relief is the key, especially if you have given up on CPAP therapy all together. Sadly, not everyone finds the treatment comfortable and give it up because it is much too cumbersome.

If you would like to learn more about obstructive sleep apnea and dental sleep medicine, call or send a text and talk to Bela Family Dentistry today.




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