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Sleep Apnea

Snoring isn’t something we typically worry about. Everyone snores at one time or another for different reasons, but loud snoring especially with day time fatigue, or lack of focus may be a sign of sleep apnea.

There are different types of sleep apnea. The most common being obstructive sleep apnea. Millions of Americans suffer from this apnea and don’t know that they have it. If untreated sleep apnea breathing is either completely interrupted or becomes shallow. This occurs when the muscles of the throat relax, and loosen during sleep.

Untreated sleep apnea has serious risks and consequences including accidents, and health risks, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and weight gain. It may be treated as simply as using a dental device, or a c path and in some cases even surgery.

Chicago’s premiere downtown dental and skin care destination, MG Dentistry and Rejuvenation Center, brings a new you into view. Dr. Maria Gracias and her team of professionals are here to bring the latest and most advanced services to the city.

Sleep Apnea and Snoring

At MG Dentistry we are here to get you and your bed partner a more restful sleep! Snoring can often be treated with an oral appliance that will serve 2 functions: protecting your teeth and minimizing your snoring!

Additionally, snoring can be a risk factor for a more serious problem like Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). This is an issue that involves coordinating care with a sleep physician who can determine your best treatment options. OSA is classified as either mild, moderate, or severe. Often times if you have mild or moderate sleep apnea, oral appliances can be used as a first line treatment option.

A lot of patients prefer an oral appliance to the bulky and uncomfortable CPAP machines. At our office we do a full evaluation to ensure we tailor pick the correct device for you. With over 100 FDA approved oral appliances on the market; we want to be sure we get you an appliance that will work for you!

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