Sleep apnea was first introduced in 1965 as a breathing disorder characterized by short, brief interruptions of breathing during one’s sleep. Sleep apnea occurs when air cannot flow into or out of one’s nose or mouth, although efforts to breathe will continue. At Indy Dental Health, we think sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition that is far more common than generally understood.
According to the National Institutes of Health, Sleep apnea affects more than twelve million Americans. An estimated 5 in 100 people suffer from sleep apnea.
Why is Diagnosing Sleep Apnea Important?
Early recognition and treatment of sleep apnea is important because it can lead t high blood pressure, heart attacks, or even a stroke.
How Can We Help?
We provide an oral appliance, which is a maskless sleep apnea treatment. Having trouble tolerating a traditional CPAP machine? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Fraiz to learn more out our maskless treatment options.
Ask Dr. Fraiz About Sleep Apnea
If sleep apnea is suspected, scheduling an appointment with a Dr. Fraiz at Indy Dental Health is recommended. Dr. Fraiz will review your medical history and provide an at home sleep apnea test. If you are interested in setting up a sleep study, contact the friendly staff at Indy Dental Health today.