Although snoring, sleep apnea, is not always a sign of the dangerous condition known as sleep apnea, it is one of the most common symptoms.
If you or a loved one suffers from loud, chronic snoring, Calgary dentist Dr. Steven Cload can assess your condition and recommend a treatment option suited to your unique needs; if necessary, Dr. Cload can refer you to a sleep center for additional diagnosis. Please call us today at 403-278-1415 to schedule your sleep apnea consultation.
In those with sleep apnea, snoring is typically accompanied by other symptoms that include but are not limited to:
- Inability to sleep through the night
- Recurring daytime drowsiness
- Regular morning headaches
- Short-term memory problems
- Difficulty concentrating
If not treated, sleep apnea can lead to an increased risk for severe health problems including heart attack, stroke, hypertension and cardiac arrhythmia; for more information, please see our Dangers of Sleep Apnea page. Fortunately, there are comfortable and effective treatment options for sleep apnea.
Many cases of snoring, sleep apnea can be corrected with the use of a custom-made oral appliance, which is similar to a sports mouthguard and helps you maintain an open airway as you sleep. Dr. Cload can help you determine the right treatment for your individual needs.
To learn more about snoring and sleep apnea treatment, please contact Southcentre Dental Clinic. We welcome patients from the greater Calgary, Alberta, area.