Enjoy a Restful Night's Sleep Again
Our office not only supports the health of your teeth and gums but we also support healthy breathing. If you suffer from a breathing disorder such as sleep apnea in Altamonte Springs, FL, and the Orlando and Casselberry, FL, areas, Dr. Ouellette can identify structural issues in your mouth and jaw that may be contributing to your condition. We are proud to provide effective treatment options to relieve your symptoms.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a condition that causes you to stop breathing periodically during sleep. You may snore heavily and wake up choking or gasping for air. It may also cause dry mouth, headaches upon waking, and daytime sleepiness, which is dangerous and can cause accidents. Sleep apnea is serious, as it cuts off your oxygen supply and negatively impacts your quality of sleep.
Side Effects & Risks
Sleep apnea is linked to systemic health problems, such as chronic fatigue syndrome, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Risk factors for sleep apnea include obesity, a large neck, a narrowed airway, large tonsils, smoking, and alcohol or tranquilizer use.
Causes of Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea can be caused by structural defects in the mouth and jaw. These defects can cause your tongue and the tissues in the back of your throat to block your airway during sleep. Dentists and orthodontists can recognize and treat these problems with oral appliances to improve the structure of the airways to improve airflow.
Contact Us for Help With Sleep Apnea in Altamonte Springs, FL & the Orlando & Casselberry, FL, Areas
To experience our award-winning dental care, schedule your appointment today by calling (407) 862-7000 or using our convenient online form. For patients interested in dental implants, please schedule your Free Implant Consultation. Your consultation includes the following:
- Discuss Your Goals
- Digital X-Rays
- Complete Exam
- Custom Treatment Plan
- Get Started
During your appointment, we will take the time to explain our treatment process, flexible payment options, and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to helping you along your journey to your best smile!