Free Sleep Apnea Consultation

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At Charlotte Progressive Dentistry, we are passionate about finding signs of possible airway obstruction. The airway can become blocked, limiting the amount of air that reaches your lungs. When this happens, you may snore loudly or make choking noises as you try to breathe. This is a serious problem because your brain and body become oxygen deprived and you may wake up several times at night causing you to feel tired during the day. This makes it difficult to concentrate. 

The lack of oxygen your body receives can have negative long-term consequences for your health. This includes:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Pre-diabetes and diabetes
  • Depression

Dr. Junco and Dr. Camp make it easy for you to get diagnosed if signs are confirmed.  A sleep medicine physician can diagnose obstructive sleep apnea using an in-lab sleep study or a home sleep test. Sleep apnea is manageable using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, the front-line treatment for sleep apnea, oral appliance therapy or surgery.

Children can also suffer from this condition. Our doctors check for airway problems at every cleaning appointment. 

If anyone in your family snores please let us know on your next appointment. 

If you know anyone who has been diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea, and does not wear their CPAP machine, please call us. We can offer an oral appliance and work with his/her physician to treat this disease in an alternate way.