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Sleep Apnea & Snoring

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What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a medical condition that causes you to stop breathing up to hundreds of times a night for anywhere from a few seconds to more than a minute. Snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, memory problems, irritability, fatigue, and insomnia are all signs that you could be losing shut-eye to sleep apnea. While sleep apnea is relatively common, it’s also quite dangerous. In fact, without the appropriate treatment, sleep apnea can prove fatal.

Country Hills Dental Centre can work with you to help you sleep more soundly. Request an appointment with us to learn more about what sleep apnea dentistry can do for you.

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The Impacts of Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea can stem from large tonsils, jaw problems, or the airways in the mouth, throat, or nose being blocked. This condition can increase the risk for other serious health problems such as high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression, and impotence.

You are more likely to experience sleep apnea if you:

  • Sleep on your back
  • Consume alcohol or opioids before bed
  • Are overweight

Symptoms of sleep apnea may include:

  • Snoring
  • Waking up short of breath, gasping, or choking
  • Clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth while sleeping
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder
  • Jaw pain or tenderness
  • Feeling tired or unrefreshed after sleeping
  • Morning headaches
  • Chronic cough or sore throat
  • Nighttime congestions & mouth breathing
  • Morning dry mouth
  • Night sweats
  • Frequent nighttime urination

How Can Dentistry
Treat Sleep Apnea?

Some patients use a machine called a CPAP machine to help regulate their breathing while they sleep. However, some patients prefer oral appliance therapy as a solution for living with sleep apnea. It provides much-improved sleep and offers the benefits of comfort, easy travel, low maintenance, and does not create noise like a CPAP machine.

Your appliance will be custom-made to subtly adjust the position of your mouth and jaw while you’re sleeping; opening up your airways and preventing respiratory lapses.

Through a unique at-home testing process, we can determine whether an appliance is the right course of treatment for you. This test, called MATRx by Zephyr Sleep Technologies, is the only test that can predict whether an oral appliance is an effective treatment option. It can even determine the position in which your jaw should be set for optimal breathing. This means you will be able to start effective therapy faster.

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Our Dental Services

Location Information

Discover your best dental health; we’re located on Country Hills Blvd. NE. On the East side of Country Hills Town Centre, in the same complex as Shoppers Drugmart and Tim Horton’s.

Address

  • #707, 500 Country Hills Blvd NE
  • Calgary, AB T3K 4Y7

Contact Information

Clinic hours

Monday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
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