At Sierra Smiles Reno, you’re part of the family. While your dental care is our top priority, we’re concerned with your overall health as well. So if your snoring is driving your spouse to the couch or scaring the kids, we want to know! If your snoring is a result of sleep apnea, it can be dangerous. Sierra Smiles Reno can help.
Sleep apnea is caused when a person’s tongue settles too far back in the throat, blocking the airway and causing a choking response. Sleep apnea keeps you from getting a solid night’s sleep, leaving you feeling tired and sluggish the next day. If left untreated, the most severe cases of sleep apnea can cause heart problems, strokes, and even death.
If you think you may be suffering from sleep apnea, talk to a member of the Sierra Smiles Reno team. We’ll work with you and your physician to obtain a referral for a sleep study, and, if necessary, for a machine or appliance to keep your nighttime breathing steady. Involving your doctor could allow the study and treatment to be covered by medical insurance.
If you’re not ready to go for a sleep study, but are still concerned about possible sleep apnea, we can provide a home sleep test to help you decide if you need to pursue additional treatment.
We can also determine if your sleep issues may be connected to TMJ or TMD, also known as temporomandibular joint disorder. If you’re experiencing dull headaches and pain in your neck or jaw along with severe snoring, you may be suffering from TMJ disorder. Since certain TMJ symptoms can mimic those of sleep apnea, we want to ensure you receive the proper diagnosis so you can experience optimal health—and finally get a good night’s sleep.
Call today to schedule a consultation!