You are not alone if you are struggling with sleep. Approximately 50-70 million US adults have a sleep disorder, such as snoring, insomnia, and sleep apnea. Dr. Bachour of Loudoun Smile Center is not only a trained dentist, but she is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. She uses proven therapies to diagnose and address sleep apnea at all levels of severity. This common condition can result in a higher mortality rate and other health and lifestyle problems.
A good quality night’s sleep helps keep your oral health at its best. Bad breath, mouth ulcers, signs of teeth grinding and the development or progression of periodontal disease are all signs of sleep disorders that Dr. Bachour is trained to spot during your oral wellness visit.
Looking to determine if you have a sleep disorder that is impacting your overall health? Call (703) 337-3494 or fill out our online contact form to find out if our sleep apnea treatments in Ashburn may be right for you.
The most frequent and obvious symptom of sleep apnea is experiencing abnormal pauses in breathing that may cause the sleeping person to wake abruptly.
Also, look out for other symptoms including:
- Loud and chronic snoring
- Chronic migraines, usually in the morning
- Waking up with a sore throat and/or dry mouth
- Feeling completely exhausted even after a full night of sleep
- Feeling irritable, moody, or forgetful
- Irregular or chronic insomnia
- Choking or gasping while sleeping, even waking up as a result
There are various treatment options Dr. Bachour will recommend that are best suited to your personal lifestyle and medical history. Sleep apnea and snoring issues can be treated with devices that hold the lower jaw in a forward position to maintain a clear airway. These devices reduce snoring and improve breathing, allowing you to enjoy a full and restful night’s sleep.
Dr. Bachour may also suggest lifestyle changes or risk factors to consider at home. For example, smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol in excess amounts, or being overweight can increase the risks associated with sleep apnea and have other health consequences. Patients may be predisposed to sleep apnea through family genetics, age, or physical build, such as a large neck or natural overbite.
Loudoun Smile Center is here to help. Call us at (703) 337-3494 today to speak to our team about Ashburn sleep apnea treatments!