Do you or your partner suffer through the night with loud snoring?
Snoring can be caused by a wide range of factors, from blocked airways due to illness to lost muscle tone in the throat due to aging. However, consistent snoring and waking up feeling as if you hardly slept at all can be the sign of an underlying sleep disorder such as sleep apnea. As awareness of this growing health concern has increased, more patients are being successfully diagnosed and treated for a greatly improved quality of life. Louisville dentist Dr. Tracey Hughes works with patients to evaluate both oral and overall health to determine the cause of snoring or other related symptoms.
There are two main types of sleep apnea, central and obstructive (OSA). The latter has been widely recognized as a growing health concern, especially for those at greater risk due to a genetic or lifestyle predisposition for this type of sleep disorder. Understanding your risk and the common signs of OSA can play an important role in proper diagnosis and treatment to avoid associated health risks.
I was very satisfied with my diagnosis and care that I received by the staff at BVDental. Their hygienist, Shanda, was key in helping me to diagnose my sleep apnea problem. Their team worked with me to see if a dental solution would work for my situation but it turned out that I needed to go to a specialist. Through Shanda’s questions and knowledge it has led me to a life changing direction, without her awareness I may have suffered from my condition for a lot longer. Thanks Boulder Valley Dental. Troy M., patient
Schedule A Consultation
If you or a loved one is snoring or suffering from any of the common signs of sleep apnea, schedule a visit with Dr. Hughes at Boulder Valley Dental Center. We welcome new patients and Dr. Hughes has built a professional reputation on personalized dental care for your oral and overall health needs. Contact us at 303-214-4009 or request an appointment online.