sleep apnea

Did you know that over 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea? Fortunately, Drs. Chin and Pharar can help treat this disorder by using dentistry techniques.

Sleep apnea occurs when tissue in the back of your throat blocks your airway while you sleep. This causes a significant reduction in oxygen being delivered to your vital organs. This condition can severely impact your sleep and your day to day functioning.

People who suffer from sleep apnea will often show symptoms and side effects, including:

  • Loud snoring
  • Daytime fatigue and sleepiness
  • Irritability
  • Impaired cognitive concentration
  • Reduced sex drive
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)

With increased age and weight gain, this condition will only worsen. It’s important to know that not everyone will have the same symptoms due to the various kinds of sleep apnea.

However, you should seek treatment from our team of dentists when your side effects become severe, including:

  • Snoring that disrupts sleep
  • Shortness of breath
  • Gasping for air or choking that wakes you up
  • Intermittent pauses in breathing during sleep
  • Severe drowsiness during the day

Drs. Chin   may recommend oral appliance therapy to help reduce your sleep apnea symptoms. Oral appliance therapy is a non-invasive option that keeps your airway open, allowing you to breathe and sleep without interruption. By correcting the problem, we can help you on your way to a more productive and happier life.

If you’re in the Summerlin area and would like to discuss sleep apnea treatment options for you or a loved one, give our office a call at (702) 445-7075 to schedule your consultation.