Sleep Apnea

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a condition caused by the failure of the jaw to develop properly. This abnormality is called maxillary hypoplasia or mandibular retrusion, and this often results in a compromised airway.

The common symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Snoring
  • Frequent sleep interruptions
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Headaches in the morning
  • Hypertension

Over 133 million Americans suffer from chronic diseases. The 2006 report from the Institute of Medicine recognized that sleep loss or sleep disorders have become an unrecognized public health concern. This problem is associated with several diseases including diabetes, stroke, hypertension, depression, heart attack, as well as alcohol and drug abuse.

98% of patients suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome show abnormalities in the anatomical structures of their soft tissues. They also show abnormality in the structure of their maxillomandibular skeleton, which results in anatomical distortion of the airway.

According to the Journal of Sleep Medicine, a significant number of cardiovascular deaths are related to sleep apnea. In 2017, the Mayo Clinic published an article which stated that 1 in 5 people suffering from shortness of breath have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can affect a person’s behavior, mood, vitality, and energy.

How Can We Help?

You may be suffering from sleep apnea and may not even know it. Here at Genesis Family Dentistry, we believe that patient care is more than just fixing your teeth. Our goal is to ensure your overall health.

We aim to help you in your physical well-being, and we believe that one of the crucial steps to a healthy body is proper sleep and breathing.

Genesis Family Dentistry offers proprietary, noninvasive, and non-surgical sleep apnea treatment in Uptown Charlotte for mild and moderate sleep apnea, snoring, and sleep-breathing disorders. Our solution is the Vivos System, which is a multidisciplinary protocol that could help treat sleep apnea and other breathing disorders.

The treatment, which could last for 12 to 24 months, is non-pharmaceutical and noninvasive. The Vivos System utilizes pneumopedics into its treatment protocols to treat maxillary hypoplasia and mandibular retrusion.

If you are suffering from sleep apnea, you will be amazed at the difference this system can have on your life. You will notice a significant reduction in fatigue, anxiety, and headaches. You will be more productive at work. It will improve your quality of life. It can also significantly reduce your risk of developing dangerous diseases like diabetes, hypertension, or Alzheimer’s disease.

If you or a loved one is suffering from sleep apnea, contact Genesis Family Dentistry for a free evaluation today!

Join us for a Parent Educational Presentation

Does your child struggle with ADD or ADHD? Is he or she suffering from any of these problems:

  • Bedwetting
  • Chronic allergies
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Swollen tonsils and adenoids
  • Frequent headaches
  • Irritability or aggressive behavior
  • Restless sleep or daytime drowsiness
  • Nightmares or night terrors
  • Crooked or crowded teeth
  • Arrested growth

Unfortunately, these conditions may not be what you think. The truth is problems like those listed above may be caused by anatomical abnormalities like underdeveloped jaws. This could result in compromised airways, and your child may end up struggling with all kinds of health issues throughout his life.  

If your child is suffering from sleeping problems as well as other health issues, this may be caused by airway obstructions, which usually result from narrow dental arches as well as an undeveloped jaw. 

Our dental office in Uptown Charlotte near Plaza Midwood works with children who suffer from breathing problems. We provide orthodontic appliances that could help children with their condition, and which could also help the jaw to develop and reshape properly

As the oral cavity is developed fully, the airways can then widen and expand. This facilitates easier and better breathing, and as the child breathes properly, some of his symptoms will then soon start to disappear. He can then focus on growing, learning, and blossoming into his full potential.

Join us for a Parent Educational Presentation and learn more about the symptoms of Sleep Apnea, and how these symptoms affect people of all ages. There is limited seating, so make sure to call us to reserve a seat. Don’t miss an exciting opportunity!

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