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If you are suffering from problems related to snoring or sleep apnea, that is bad news for your entire household. Worse yet for you, this condition has been linked to overall health problems like heart disease and diabetes. Plus, without a proper diagnosis or sleep apnea treatment you might even wind up dead. You don’t have to take any unnecssary chances, however, because our Novi MI can help you find snoring and sleep apnea solutions that fit with your lifestyle. Keep reading to hear more about it, and then give us a call at 248-697-2487 to request your consultation with Dr. Ross. 

The Trouble WIth Snoring

There are millions of Americans who are currently struggling with some level of snoring and sleep apnea, and unfortunately, not everyone will get the care they deserve. 

Here’s what you need to know. There are two types of sleep apnea, central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea, with obstructive sleep apnea being the most common, and the one we can help you with. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs whenever soft tissue, usually the tongue, blocks the airways during sleep. A telltale sign of sleep apnea is snoring, which is why these interconnected issues tend to get lumped together, especially when it comes to treatment. 

Dentists like our own Dr. Ross are primarily concerned about reducing your snoring and addressing the overall health risks of sleep apnea, all at the same time. As we alluded to in the intor, studies have found that patients with sleep apnea encounter a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, and even stroke. The reason is because sleep apnea occurs whenever you have pauses in breathing during sleep. A person with severe sleep apnea with experience as many as 30 pauses in breathing an hour. During sleep apnea episodes, patients experience a rise in blood pressure. These rises in blood pressure can continue throughout the day, increases your risk of a number of heart issues. Sleep apnea has also been linked to the premature death of folks who were not seeking treatment. Don’t let it come to that!

A Comfortable Treatment Exists

If you know anything about sleep apnea, you probably have heard about the CPAP machine. This invasive contraption works for some folks but it uses a hose, machine, and a mask to force air through your passageways. As such, the CPAP is a little too awkward for many patients to handle. We’re not just saying that, either. In fact, it is estimated that over 50 percent of patients are CPAP intolerant and would rather go without any sleep apnea treatment, and that’s a problem that could prove deadly. 

The good news for your bad situation is that our Novi MI dentist’s office can quickly assess your needs to determine if you need to be treated for sleep apnea, for which we’re able to use a comfortable oral appliance. This device will treat your snoring and sleep apnea issues without further disrupting your life. The oral appliance simply moves the lower jaw forward to keep the airway open while you sleep.

Don’t Sleep On It, Call Us Instead!

We hope you have been inspired to get some relief. If you’re having issues with snoring or sleep apnea, all you have to do is call Dr. James C. Ross in Novi, MI at 248-697-2487 or contact us online to request your next easy appointment.

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