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Are you embarrassed to show your smile because of missing teeth? For many people, missing teeth can create a feeling of diminished self-confidence. Modern dentistry can not only replace the gaps in your smile, our team can also create long-term replacements that look and feel just like your natural teeth. You have options. Here are a few of the most common tooth replacement solutions.

Dentures

Dentures are a solution for those who have lost many or all their teeth. They create a realistic, aesthetically pleasing smile. They are ideal for patients that are missing multiple teeth on either the top or bottom. Our team will start by taking an impression of your mouth. We will then send the impression to a lab for a customized set of dentures to be created. Once your dentures are ready, we will ensure a proper fit and make any necessary adjustments. Dentures should be cleaned regularly with a non-abrasive cleanser. Our team will provide you with all the information you need to take care of your dentures.

Bridges

You may have heard of dental bridges referred to as partial dentures. Dental bridges are a replacement solution for one or more missing teeth. They help prevent your existing teeth from shifting into the empty gaps of your missing teeth. Bridges utilize your surrounding teeth as an anchor for your replacements. Our team can match the bridge to look like your natural teeth; no one will even notice the difference.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a long-lasting tooth replacement option. Unlike dentures, which may require replacement, dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care. Our team will ensure your gum tissue is healthy enough with adequate bone support to anchor the implant. For some patients, additional preparations may be necessary such as a bone graft to guarantee your implant has a strong, stable foundation.

The gaps in your smile can be filled. Our team can help you decide on a tooth replacement solution based on your individual needs. It is important to fill the gaps of missing teeth to prevent deterioration to your gums and the shifting of teeth into these empty spaces. Additionally, tooth replacement solutions such as dentures, bridges, or implants can help improve your speech and comfort.

If you are missing teeth, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our team in Kisco, NY.

Pearl Dental in Mount Kisco, NY
Phone: (914) 244-3900
Url:
83 S Bedford Road, Suite 102
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
Sensitive Teeth Myths

Do you suffer from regular sensitivity? Teeth sensitivity is often misunderstood, but our dental team can help you find relief. We’re here to separate fact from fiction in sensitivity.

MYTH: People’s teeth are supposed to hurt when they bite into cold or hot foods.

Feelings of sensitivity when eating hot or cold foods should not be a typical experience. If you suffer from hypersensitivity, it can actually be a sign that something is wrong. There are many causes for hypersensitivity including cavities, older dental fillings, worn tooth enamel, gum disease, and exposed tooth roots. Dentin hypersensitivity is a common issue. A visit to our dental office can help you find relief. 

MYTH: Desensitizing toothpastes are not effective in reducing teeth sensitivity.

Desensitizing toothpastes include compounds like potassium nitrate or strontium chloride. These ingredients work by preventing pain signals being transmitted between the surface of your tooth and the inside nerves. It may take several applications of the toothpaste until you will feel a noticeable difference. Prescription strength toothpastes are also an option for more severe and prolonged feelings of sensitivity. Ask our dentist to recommend a toothpaste for your needs.

MYTH: You shouldn’t drink coffee or eat ice cream if you have sensitive teeth.

You don’t have to be limited from eating or drinking your favorite foods. It is important to check with our dentist to determine the root cause of your discomfort. Based on your cause, we may recommend a prescribed toothpaste or another treatment. You should always maintain proper oral care to prevent sensitivity.

MYTH: Sensitivity never results in tooth loss. 

Sensitivity may in fact be a precursor to tooth loss. Gum recession, which exposes the roots of your teeth, can cause general sensitivity among several teeth at the same time. Prolonged and untreated gum recession can lead to tooth loss. Tooth decay can also cause sensitivity. When left untreated, it may lead to an infection in the gums or jaw and risk spreading to other areas in the head or neck. Early diagnosis and treatment can make a difference in keeping your smile healthy. 

MYTH: Sensitivity does not have a cure. 

Depending on the cause, there are many ways to treat teeth sensitivity. Proper oral hygiene is the best way to prevent any sensitive tooth pain. If you experience sensitivity, schedule a comprehensive dental examination today.

We look forward to seeing you. Contact our 10549 dental team to schedule your next visit.

Pearl Dental in Mount Kisco, NY
Phone: (914) 244-3900
Url: https://mtkisco.pearlcares.com/
 
83 S Bedford Road, Suite 102
Kisco, NY 10549
Ow! Your Guide to Canker Sores

A canker sore can make eating, drinking, and talking difficult and even painful. Maintaining your oral health by brushing and flossing may also be difficult with a sore in your mouth, but keeping up with your daily oral hygiene routine is an important step in the healing process. We’ve put together a short guide to everything you need to know about canker sores.

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What do they look like?

Canker sores are usually small, round reddish sores. You’ll find them on the soft tissues of your mouth, such as your tongue, the sides of your mouth, and at the base of your gums. Occasionally, a sore might have a yellow or white colored center.

What causes them?

Among the most common causes of canker sores are injuries. This can happen from biting your lip or cheek, an injury from sports, or even vigorous brushing. Certain people are sensitive to toothpastes containing sodium lauryl sulfate, leading to sores. Foods may also cause canker sores in certain people. Chocolate, eggs, nuts, and spicy foods have been known to cause the sores. At times, a diet that is deficient in vitamin B-12 or zinc is the culprit.

What can I do?

Your best defense is to keep your mouth healthy. This means keeping up with your twice-daily brushing and daily flossing. With a mouth sore, it may be tempting to avoid the area when brushing your teeth. This can lead to a buildup of plaque and bacteria. Aid the healing process by keeping your mouth clean and healthy. You may also try a mouthwash formulated for mouth sores. When in doubt, or if pain persists, talk to our team.

Brush thoroughly but gently around sores. Most canker sores heal within a week. If you find you are regularly getting sores, or they are taking longer than one week to heal, schedule a visit to our office. We will assess your oral health and provide you with our expert advice. 

For more information about oral health or to schedule your next visit, please contact our Mount Kisco dental office. We look forward to seeing you.

Pearl Dental in Mount Kisco, NY
Phone: (914) 244-3900
Url: https://mtkisco.pearlcares.com/
83 S Bedford Road, Suite 102
Kisco, NY 10549

About 1 in 4 adults experience tooth loss between the ages of 21 and 30. Dental implants are a safe and long-term option for tooth replacement that improve the appearance and functionality of your smile.

A dental implant can be paired with a replacement crown for single tooth replacement or can be used in small groups to anchor a denture or dental bridge. Dental implants are a strong, long-lasting solution for tooth loss and serve to prevent jawbone loss in the same manner as a natural tooth root.

There are many benefits to choosing dental implants as a tooth-replacement solution. Some of these include:

● Natural looking smile: Dental implants are crafted to closely resemble your natural teeth, restoring a natural-looking smile.
● Improved oral health: Since there is no need to alter surrounding teeth to anchor implants, more of your natural teeth are preserved intact, improving long-term oral health.
● Improved speech: With removable, non-anchored dentures, teeth can slip within the mouth, causing slurred or mumbled speech. Dental Implants remove that concern.
● Improved comfort: Dental Implants avoid the slipping and discomfort of removable dentures.
● Improved function: Dental Implants function like your natural teeth, allowing you to eat without pain.
● Durability: Dental implants are stable, strong, and stain resistant.
● Protect healthy bone structure: Empty spaces caused by tooth loss can, over time, lead to deterioration of the jawbone. Since Dental Implants function like tooth roots, they are able to prevent this type of deterioration, just as natural teeth do.
● Long-term solution: Dentures must be replaced about every 5-7 years. Dental Implants, when cared for properly, can last a lifetime.

If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be right for you. We will consider your oral and overall health prior to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Some considerations include:

● Adequate bone support to anchor the implant
● Healthy gum tissue
● Sinus and nerve location
● Overall health, including any chronic illnesses

In some cases, we may recommend advance treatment for your upper or lower jaw to enable you to have the bone support needed for implantation. As always, your treatment plan is created based on your specific needs and goals for your healthy smile.

If you are interested in learning more about dental implants or would like to schedule a consultation, contact our office today for an appointment. We’re here to help restore the health and beauty of your smile.

Pearl Dental in Mount Kisco, NY
Phone: (914) 244-3900
Url:


83 S Bedford Road, Suite 102
Kisco, NY 10549

Wisdom teeth are the last new teeth that will enter your mouth. Most patients have some form of complications resulting from their wisdom teeth. Did you know that your wisdom teeth can impact your overall health? Here’s what you need to be aware of regarding your wisdom teeth.

The Basics
Typically, your wisdom teeth will come in between the ages of 17 and 25. According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), as many as 90% of patients have an impacted wisdom tooth. An Impacted tooth is unable to properly grow through your gums because of a lack of space.

What This Means for You
An impacted wisdom tooth is something you should talk to our doctor about. Impacted teeth can cause infection and damage to surrounding teeth. It is extremely important these issues are addressed early on. Your wisdom teeth are hard to clean in the back of your mouth. An infected tooth not receiving the proper care can be a breeding ground for bacteria leading to infection and gum disease.

Wisdom Teeth & Your Overall Health
An infection of your wisdom teeth can lead to oral diseases, but it can also lead to further, more serious complications as well. THE AAOMS explains that oral bacteria that gets into your bloodstream can lead to heart, kidney, and other organ infections. That’s right, your teeth can impact your overall health!

The Importance of Examinations
You might not notice any pain or discomfort around your wisdom teeth, but that does not necessarily mean they are healthy. Even wisdom teeth that fit properly can be the target of a future infection. It is essential to keep up with regular examinations so that our trained, experienced team can take a close look at your wisdom teeth.

What You Can Do
We cannot overstate the importance of regular oral examinations. Our doctor can help assess your wisdom teeth and whether they will need to be removed. Wisdom teeth can have a significant impact on your oral health and your overall health, so we recommend staying vigilant with your daily oral hygiene routine.

For more questions about wisdom teeth or to schedule your examination, please contact our office.

Risks of Untreated Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that causes an involuntary cessation of breathing while a person is asleep. The disorder also makes people feel tired even after a full night’s rest. There are three main types of sleep apnea: Central, obstructive and complex sleep apnea.

Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of the disorder and it occurs when the throat muscles relax while sleeping. Central sleep apnea occurs when the muscles that control breathing do not receive the proper signals from the brain. Complex sleep apnea occurs when one has both central and obstructive sleep apnea.

What happens if you do not get treatment for your sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea can have serious health consequences if left untreated.

Some of the complications associated with sleep apnea include:

High blood pressure

There is a drop in blood oxygen levels in people that suffer from sleep apnea. The disorder causes an increase in blood pressure, which strains the cardiovascular system. Having obstructive sleep apnea puts people at risk of hypertension and heart disease.

Diabetes

Sleep apnea puts people at risk of developing resistance to insulin, which increases their chances of having type 2 diabetes.

Liver problems

If one suffers from sleep apnea and has not been treated, they are likely to have scarring of the liver. That can lead to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, which is a result of too much fat in the liver.

Surgical complications

Suffering from obstructive sleep apnea is a concern when it comes to taking certain medications and general anesthesia. People with the disorder are likely to have complications after undergoing surgery because they have breathing problems, especially when they lay on their backs.

People who are scheduled to undergo major surgery should make sure their doctor knows that they suffer from sleep apnea and the medication they are taking to treat the disorder.

Fatigue

Having sleep apnea makes it difficult to get a good night’s rest because the disorder causes repeated awakenings while the person is sleeping. Due to the lack of a good night’s rest, people dealing with sleep apnea are usually fatigued during the day, and in some cases, very irritable. People with sleep apnea are also more likely to fall asleep while driving and experience workplace accidents.

Sleep apnea treatment options

Sleep apnea can be treated in a variety of ways, depending on how mild or severe the condition is. For milder cases, the physician will recommend making lifestyle changes like exercise or a change in diet.

If the case is moderate to severe, the physician will recommend therapeutic options like a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. This machine delivers air pressure through a mask while the patient sleeps. If neither option works, the physician will recommend surgery to fix the problem.

Conclusion

Sleep apnea makes it difficult to get a good night’s rest and if the disorder is left untreated, it can lead to more serious health problems. If you are dealing with sleep apnea, schedule an appointment with your doctor to get treatment.

Request an appointment here: or call Pearl Dental at (914) 244-3900 for an appointment in our Stamford office.

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Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that causes an involuntary cessation of breathing while a person is asleep. The disorder also makes people feel tired even after a full night’s rest. There are three main types of sleep apnea: Central, obstructive and complex sleep apnea.Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of the disorder…

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How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

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Risks of Untreated Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that causes an involuntary cessation of breathing while a person is asleep. The disorder also makes people feel tired even after a full night’s rest. There are three main types of sleep apnea: Central, obstructive and complex sleep apnea.

Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of the disorder and it occurs when the throat muscles relax while sleeping. Central sleep apnea occurs when the muscles that control breathing do not receive the proper signals from the brain. Complex sleep apnea occurs when one has both central and obstructive sleep apnea.

What happens if you do not get treatment for your sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea can have serious health consequences if left untreated.

Some of the complications associated with sleep apnea include:

High blood pressure

There is a drop in blood oxygen levels in people that suffer from sleep apnea. The disorder causes an increase in blood pressure, which strains the cardiovascular system. Having obstructive sleep apnea puts people at risk of hypertension and heart disease.

Diabetes

Sleep apnea puts people at risk of developing resistance to insulin, which increases their chances of having type 2 diabetes.

Liver problems

If one suffers from sleep apnea and has not been treated, they are likely to have scarring of the liver. That can lead to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, which is a result of too much fat in the liver.

Surgical complications

Suffering from obstructive sleep apnea is a concern when it comes to taking certain medications and general anesthesia. People with the disorder are likely to have complications after undergoing surgery because they have breathing problems, especially when they lay on their backs.

People who are scheduled to undergo major surgery should make sure their doctor knows that they suffer from sleep apnea and the medication they are taking to treat the disorder.

Fatigue

Having sleep apnea makes it difficult to get a good night’s rest because the disorder causes repeated awakenings while the person is sleeping. Due to the lack of a good night’s rest, people dealing with sleep apnea are usually fatigued during the day, and in some cases, very irritable. People with sleep apnea are also more likely to fall asleep while driving and experience workplace accidents.

Sleep apnea treatment options

Sleep apnea can be treated in a variety of ways, depending on how mild or severe the condition is. For milder cases, the physician will recommend making lifestyle changes like exercise or a change in diet.

If the case is moderate to severe, the physician will recommend therapeutic options like a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. This machine delivers air pressure through a mask while the patient sleeps. If neither option works, the physician will recommend surgery to fix the problem.

Conclusion

Sleep apnea makes it difficult to get a good night’s rest and if the disorder is left untreated, it can lead to more serious health problems. If you are dealing with sleep apnea, schedule an appointment with your doctor to get treatment.

Request an appointment here: or call Pearl Dental at (914) 244-3900 for an appointment in our Stamford office.

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Risks Of Untreated Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that causes an involuntary cessation of breathing while a person is asleep. The disorder also makes people feel tired even after a full night’s rest. There are three main types of sleep apnea: Central, obstructive and complex sleep apnea.Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of the disorder…

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How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

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Risks of Untreated Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that causes an involuntary cessation of breathing while a person is asleep. The disorder also makes people feel tired even after a full night’s rest. There are three main types of sleep apnea: Central, obstructive and complex sleep apnea.

Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of the disorder and it occurs when the throat muscles relax while sleeping. Central sleep apnea occurs when the muscles that control breathing do not receive the proper signals from the brain. Complex sleep apnea occurs when one has both central and obstructive sleep apnea.

What happens if you do not get treatment for your sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea can have serious health consequences if left untreated.

Some of the complications associated with sleep apnea include:

High blood pressure

There is a drop in blood oxygen levels in people that suffer from sleep apnea. The disorder causes an increase in blood pressure, which strains the cardiovascular system. Having obstructive sleep apnea puts people at risk of hypertension and heart disease.

Diabetes

Sleep apnea puts people at risk of developing resistance to insulin, which increases their chances of having type 2 diabetes.

Liver problems

If one suffers from sleep apnea and has not been treated, they are likely to have scarring of the liver. That can lead to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, which is a result of too much fat in the liver.

Surgical complications

Suffering from obstructive sleep apnea is a concern when it comes to taking certain medications and general anesthesia. People with the disorder are likely to have complications after undergoing surgery because they have breathing problems, especially when they lay on their backs.

People who are scheduled to undergo major surgery should make sure their doctor knows that they suffer from sleep apnea and the medication they are taking to treat the disorder.

Fatigue

Having sleep apnea makes it difficult to get a good night’s rest because the disorder causes repeated awakenings while the person is sleeping. Due to the lack of a good night’s rest, people dealing with sleep apnea are usually fatigued during the day, and in some cases, very irritable. People with sleep apnea are also more likely to fall asleep while driving and experience workplace accidents.

Sleep apnea treatment options

Sleep apnea can be treated in a variety of ways, depending on how mild or severe the condition is. For milder cases, the physician will recommend making lifestyle changes like exercise or a change in diet.

If the case is moderate to severe, the physician will recommend therapeutic options like a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. This machine delivers air pressure through a mask while the patient sleeps. If neither option works, the physician will recommend surgery to fix the problem.

Conclusion

Sleep apnea makes it difficult to get a good night’s rest and if the disorder is left untreated, it can lead to more serious health problems. If you are dealing with sleep apnea, schedule an appointment with your doctor to get treatment.

Request an appointment here: or call Pearl Dental at (914) 244-3900 for an appointment in our Stamford office.

Check out what others are saying about our services on Yelp: Read our Yelp reviews.

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Risks Of Untreated Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that causes an involuntary cessation of breathing while a person is asleep. The disorder also makes people feel tired even after a full night’s rest. There are three main types of sleep apnea: Central, obstructive and complex sleep apnea.Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of the disorder…

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Risks Of Untreated Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that causes an involuntary cessation of breathing while a person is asleep. The disorder also makes people feel tired even after a full night’s rest. There are three main types of sleep apnea: Central, obstructive and complex sleep apnea.Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of the disorder…

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How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

Before you get dental crowns, you want to know how long the restoration will last. On average, crowns are expected to last for 5-15 years. However, it is possible for your crown to last 30 years or longer. Find out how to keep the same dental restoration for decades.People who want crowns to last for…

Risks of Untreated Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that causes an involuntary cessation of breathing while a person is asleep. The disorder also makes people feel tired even after a full night’s rest. There are three main types of sleep apnea: Central, obstructive and complex sleep apnea.

Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of the disorder and it occurs when the throat muscles relax while sleeping. Central sleep apnea occurs when the muscles that control breathing do not receive the proper signals from the brain. Complex sleep apnea occurs when one has both central and obstructive sleep apnea.

What happens if you do not get treatment for your sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea can have serious health consequences if left untreated.

Some of the complications associated with sleep apnea include:

High blood pressure

There is a drop in blood oxygen levels in people that suffer from sleep apnea. The disorder causes an increase in blood pressure, which strains the cardiovascular system. Having obstructive sleep apnea puts people at risk of hypertension and heart disease.

Diabetes

Sleep apnea puts people at risk of developing resistance to insulin, which increases their chances of having type 2 diabetes.

Liver problems

If one suffers from sleep apnea and has not been treated, they are likely to have scarring of the liver. That can lead to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, which is a result of too much fat in the liver.

Surgical complications

Suffering from obstructive sleep apnea is a concern when it comes to taking certain medications and general anesthesia. People with the disorder are likely to have complications after undergoing surgery because they have breathing problems, especially when they lay on their backs.

People who are scheduled to undergo major surgery should make sure their doctor knows that they suffer from sleep apnea and the medication they are taking to treat the disorder.

Fatigue

Having sleep apnea makes it difficult to get a good night’s rest because the disorder causes repeated awakenings while the person is sleeping. Due to the lack of a good night’s rest, people dealing with sleep apnea are usually fatigued during the day, and in some cases, very irritable. People with sleep apnea are also more likely to fall asleep while driving and experience workplace accidents.

Sleep apnea treatment options

Sleep apnea can be treated in a variety of ways, depending on how mild or severe the condition is. For milder cases, the physician will recommend making lifestyle changes like exercise or a change in diet.

If the case is moderate to severe, the physician will recommend therapeutic options like a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. This machine delivers air pressure through a mask while the patient sleeps. If neither option works, the physician will recommend surgery to fix the problem.

Conclusion

Sleep apnea makes it difficult to get a good night’s rest and if the disorder is left untreated, it can lead to more serious health problems. If you are dealing with sleep apnea, schedule an appointment with your doctor to get treatment.

Request an appointment here: or call Pearl Dental at (914) 244-3900 for an appointment in our Stamford office.

Check out what others are saying about our services on Yelp: Read our Yelp reviews.

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Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that causes an involuntary cessation of breathing while a person is asleep. The disorder also makes people feel tired even after a full night’s rest. There are three main types of sleep apnea: Central, obstructive and complex sleep apnea.Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of the disorder…

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Risks Of Untreated Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that causes an involuntary cessation of breathing while a person is asleep. The disorder also makes people feel tired even after a full night’s rest. There are three main types of sleep apnea: Central, obstructive and complex sleep apnea.Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of the disorder…

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How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

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Risks of Untreated Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that causes an involuntary cessation of breathing while a person is asleep. The disorder also makes people feel tired even after a full night’s rest. There are three main types of sleep apnea: Central, obstructive and complex sleep apnea.

Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of the disorder and it occurs when the throat muscles relax while sleeping. Central sleep apnea occurs when the muscles that control breathing do not receive the proper signals from the brain. Complex sleep apnea occurs when one has both central and obstructive sleep apnea.

What happens if you do not get treatment for your sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea can have serious health consequences if left untreated.

Some of the complications associated with sleep apnea include:

High blood pressure

There is a drop in blood oxygen levels in people that suffer from sleep apnea. The disorder causes an increase in blood pressure, which strains the cardiovascular system. Having obstructive sleep apnea puts people at risk of hypertension and heart disease.

Diabetes

Sleep apnea puts people at risk of developing resistance to insulin, which increases their chances of having type 2 diabetes.

Liver problems

If one suffers from sleep apnea and has not been treated, they are likely to have scarring of the liver. That can lead to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, which is a result of too much fat in the liver.

Surgical complications

Suffering from obstructive sleep apnea is a concern when it comes to taking certain medications and general anesthesia. People with the disorder are likely to have complications after undergoing surgery because they have breathing problems, especially when they lay on their backs.

People who are scheduled to undergo major surgery should make sure their doctor knows that they suffer from sleep apnea and the medication they are taking to treat the disorder.

Fatigue

Having sleep apnea makes it difficult to get a good night’s rest because the disorder causes repeated awakenings while the person is sleeping. Due to the lack of a good night’s rest, people dealing with sleep apnea are usually fatigued during the day, and in some cases, very irritable. People with sleep apnea are also more likely to fall asleep while driving and experience workplace accidents.

Sleep apnea treatment options

Sleep apnea can be treated in a variety of ways, depending on how mild or severe the condition is. For milder cases, the physician will recommend making lifestyle changes like exercise or a change in diet.

If the case is moderate to severe, the physician will recommend therapeutic options like a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. This machine delivers air pressure through a mask while the patient sleeps. If neither option works, the physician will recommend surgery to fix the problem.

Conclusion

Sleep apnea makes it difficult to get a good night’s rest and if the disorder is left untreated, it can lead to more serious health problems. If you are dealing with sleep apnea, schedule an appointment with your doctor to get treatment.

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