Sleep apnea can prevent you from getting the good night’s sleep you deserve. It can also lead to serious health complications such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. In addition, sleep apnea can make it difficult for you to be productive during the day and disrupt your partner.

If you are wondering why you have difficulty sleeping, you may have sleep apnea. The expert doctor and dentists at Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry are experienced in helping patients with sleep apnea find relief. Once you visit our Ashburn, VA office, we’ll evaluate your health history and perform an exam to help determine whether you have this condition.

Common Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

If you are experiencing sleep apnea, you may show the following sign and symptoms:

  • Loud snoring
  • Breathing cessation during sleep
  • Sudden awakenings
  • Shortness of breath
  • Waking up with a headache, dry mouth, or sore throat
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Attention issues

Sleep Apnea Treatment

Here at Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we recommend an oral appliance to patients with sleep apnea. If you are diagnosed with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, this appliance will fit over your teeth and keep your airway open while you sleep. It can prevent your tongue from blocking the air passage.

Contact Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

We are committed to helping you effectively treat your sleep apnea so that you can feel well rested and enjoy a higher quality of life. If you believe you have sleep apnea or have been recently diagnosed with it, call our office at 703-348-2818 to schedule an appointment.