If you snore or stop breathing during sleep, our dentist may treat you for sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by frequent pauses and interruptions in breathing during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by obstructions in the airway, such as the tongue rolling back in the throat or collapsed tissues in the airway.
Sleep apnea treatment helps open your airways up during sleep so your breathing is unobstructed. If left untreated, sleep apnea has been linked to a wide range of serious health conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and liver problems.