Obstructive sleep apnea is the closure of the throat due to relaxation of the neck muscles. These closures during sleep cause pauses in breathing which can last seconds to minutes. When your body senses that it cannot breathe, it causes you to wake up. The result is a poor quality of sleep that frequently leads to excessive sleepiness and is related to serious health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and depression.
To address the bodily needs of our patients at Lakeside Village Dental, we are pleased to provide sleep apnea treatment in Owings Mills, Maryland. Oral appliances that move the lower jaw forward can often be used with moderate success in select cases. Please call us at 443-712-7200 and we will schedule your visit with Dr. Dede Orraca-Tetteh at a time convenient for you.