With a spike in individuals suffering from airway problems, including sleep breathing disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, Dr. Kenneth Yost has completed advanced training to provide treatments for sleep apnea and other airway problems.
Sleep apnea is a disorder marked by interruptions and pauses in breathing while asleep. These pauses may occur multiple times each night and are caused by obstructions in the airway such as the tongue rolling back or the soft tissues of the throat collapsing. This prevents proper breathing and disrupts the flow of oxygen to the brain. Your airway treatment will depend on the severity of your condition. In the case of mild to moderate problems, an oral appliance may be recommended to help keep the airway open so you can breathe easily while asleep.
Getting the right amount of quality sleep is essential for your health, safety and ability to function normally, so we strongly recommend that you seek treatment for potential airway and sleep disordered breathing problems as soon as possible. When untreated, airway problems can contribute to problems with the central nervous system and immune system, heart disease, memory and concentration, behavioral disorders, blood pressure, fatigue, and other serious medical issues. Some common signs of sleep apnea include:
- Extreme daytime drowsiness
- Personality changes and irritability
- Difficulty staying asleep
- Waking up with a dry or sore throat
- Frequent morning headaches
We invite you to call Advanced Dental Artistry at 302-477-1888 to schedule your consultation with our dentist and learn more about treatments for airway problems in Wilmington, Delaware. We are dedicated to helping you maintain good health and improve your quality of life.