Sleep Apnea Treatment

Recognizing that this sleep disorder has the potential to cause serious health problems, Dr. Philip is eager to treat patients who suffer from this problem. At Parkway Dental Care, we offer sleep apnea treatment in Kissimmee, FL.

This disorder refers to the condition in which a person’s breathing is interrupted when they sleep.  In most cases, the tongue or soft palette collapses in on the airway preventing proper airflow.  People who experience it will frequently awaken suddenly gasping for air or choking.  Others simply believe they have a harmless snoring problem.  Many people with this condition also experience daytime sleepiness, unclear thinking, fatigue, and depression.

If snoring and tiredness were the only problems, it might be easy to shrug off this problem as an inconvenience, but unfortunately, if left untreated it can lead to very dire consequences.  If prolonged and untreated, it is known to increase the risks for:  depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, stroke, and even heart failure.

The good news is that this sleep disorder can be treated, and Parkway Dental Care is ready to help.  Dr. Philip believes in taking a conservative approach, using oral appliance therapy.  Most patients find that oral appliances are easy to become accustomed to, and far more convenient than methods like CPAP (a machine which provides continuous air pressure).  Best of all, oral appliance therapy has very few risks compared to surgery, and is much more affordable.

If you think you may be experiencing this problem we would very much like to see you in our Kissimmee, FL office soon for a consultation.  Your health is important to us and we are always happy to assist you in preventing conditions that could have any negative impact on your life.

Anyone can experience the disorder, but in general it tends to occur most often in men over the age of 40.  Other risk factors include:  having a large tongue, tonsils, or neck, being overweight, Gastroesophageal reflux, or GERD, nasal obstructions, and a family history of the disorder.  If you have any of these conditions and are having sleep problems please contact us today at (407) 932-2273.