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If you are in need of a sleep apnea treatment, it means that you are suffering from irregular breathing patterns while you sleep. Understanding what is causing your sleep apnea and its numerous risk factors are essential for ensuring you receive the proper treatment.

If you are suffering from sleep apnea, it could lead to severe oral ailments including high blood pressure, stroke, or heart pressure. Thus, it is important to be aware of the risk factors for sleep apnea. If you are 40, male, or overweight, you will be at an increased risk for the condition. In addition, if you have large tonsils, a large tongue, a small jaw, a family history of the disorder, a nasal obstruction due to a deviated septum, or allergies and sinus problems, you will be at an increased risk for sleep apnea. If you do suffer from sleep apnea, numerous treatments exist including oral appliances such as the SomnoDent® Sleep Apnea Appliance, as well as surgery.

Be sure to make time in your life to visit your dentist at Sweet Spot Smiles for sleep apnea, and if necessary, to schedule an appointment with Dr. Linda King for a thorough exam of your oral health. You can get ahold of our dentist office in Locust Grove, Georgia, by calling us at 770-285-2864.