Because most symptoms for sleep apnea are difficult to detect or are only evident while you sleep, many Americans suffer from sleep apnea and don’t even know it! By coming to Seaglass Dental Care in North Palm Beach, Dr. Schmitt will speak with you about your symptoms and offer you honest advice on the best treatment for your sleep apnea. Give us a call at (561) 581-5001 to schedule your sleep apnea treatment consultation today!
Symptoms of sleep apnea may be hard to detect. Some of them, such as snoring, only occur while you sleep. However, there are other symptoms that you may notice during the day that can help with diagnosing this issue. If you suffer from sleep apnea, you may experience frequent fatigue throughout the day, headaches, forgetfulness, drowsiness while driving, a sore throat upon waking, and even waking up while gasping or choking. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Schmitt to determine the best treatment option for you.
If you think you may need sleep apnea treatment and you choose to forego treatment, you may suffer both short-term and long-term effects. You may continue to snore, toss and turn, and wake up even from a full night’s sleep feeling fatigued. You may also notice irritability or frequent mood changes, as your body will not be getting restful sleep. The long-term consequences of avoiding sleep apnea treatment are more severe. Because sleep apnea interrupts proper respiration, this can cause poor blood oxygenation, which can increase your risk of potentially life-threatening conditions like high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. For these reasons, it is important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible if you notice symptoms of sleep apnea.
At Seaglass Dental Care, we will use a CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) machine for a more accurate diagnosis. With this technology, we can get a precise visual of your airways to determine which treatment option will be most effective for you. If you are located in North Palm Beach and think you may be experiencing symptoms of sleep apnea, schedule your consultation by giving us a call at (561) 581-5001 or by coming in to our office located at 384 Northlake Blvd, North Palm Beach, FL 33408.