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We pride ourselves on patient education, and an important part of this is always being available to answer your questions. Your dental needs are unique, and we want to ensure that your treatment is customized specifically for you. Asking questions helps us understand what's important to you so that we can provide appropriate care.
Our team works hard to build trusting relationships so that you can feel comfortable asking us about anything that's on your mind. We have shared some of the questions we hear frequently, but you are welcome to call our office at (423) 239-8021 or fill out our convenient online contact form.
No question is too small, and the only silly question is the one that goes unasked!
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Over 40 million adult Americans suffer from a sleep disorder—and very few of us are aware of our diminished quality of sleep. Those who suspect that their sleep is being invaded by a condition unknown to them often do seek out treatment.
What Risk Factors Affect Sleep Apnea?
Age—Men, women, and children are all susceptible to sleep apnea, but it is more common for middle-aged adults. Children can have unique sleep patterns that can require special treatments
Gender—While anyone can have sleep apnea, men typically suffer more from it than women
Weight—Overweight patients are more likely to have a sleep disorder
Blockages—If you have anything that can block your throat or sinuses you will most likely snore
Alcohol usage—Alcohol and drugs can relax the throat muscles, which often causes people to snore
Health issues—Certain medical issues can put you at higher risk for sleep apnea, like depression or high blood pressure
How to Know If You Might Have Sleep Apnea in Kingsport
- You snore so loud your partner gets upset
- You wake up frequently
- You are constantly tired all-day
- You doze off throughout the day
- You wake up with a sore throat
- You often have morning headaches
Call Us to Check Your Sleep Apnea
You might be at risk for sleep apnea! Give your Kingsport dentist a call today so we can do a sleep evaluation.
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that causes patients to stop breathing during the night. The lack of oxygen signals your body to wake up, and it can actually be happening hundreds of times throughout the night without you even realizing it. This typically occurs due to an obstructed airway, which restricts airflow while you sleep.
Sleep apnea is dangerous because it can be a contributing factor to a host of different health concerns, including:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Heart failure
- Chronic fatigue
- Frequent headaches or migraines
Along with the many health concerns related to sleep apnea, it also dramatically affects your quality of life. Due to the lack of restful sleep, you may find yourself feeling exhausted during the day and unable to concentrate on tasks. The fatigue caused by sleep apnea even contributes to a higher risk of car accidents.
The good news is that there are solutions for sleep apnea that can help you get the good night's rest you need and deserve.
CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure therapy, helps many patients manage their sleep apnea effectively. Kingsport dentist, Dr. Andrew Hagan, also creates customized oral appliances designed to open airways during sleep that are simple and comfortable to wear.
Contact Hagan Dentistry today if you think that you or a loved one may be suffering from sleep apnea in Kingsport.