Sleep ApneaAn Overview
Treating Sleep Disorders Through Dentistry
Dentistry is not just limited to the cleaning and care of teeth. Dr. Raj Upadya practices what is known as “complete dentistry”, considering the patient as a whole to treat underlying problems and conditions associated with the mouth, teeth, and TMJ. Dr. Upadya has advanced training in treating diagnosed sleep disorders. If necessary, Dr. Upadya works with your physician to coordinate a diagnostic sleep study for sleep apnea.
While snoring alone is not a major medical concern, it may be an indication of a more serious condition called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Snoring occurs when the soft tissue structures of the upper airway collapse and vibrate during sleep, producing the sound known as snoring.
Snoring more commonly affects people who are overweight, pregnant women and people who use drugs, alcohol or smoke.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common of the sleep-related breathing disorder. Patients who suffer from OSA stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, caused by a blockage of the airway usually caused when the soft tissue in the back of the mouth collapses. OSA is strongly linked to obesity.