Common Sleep Apnea Questions

Cosmetic & Family Dentist Serving Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Draper & Nearby Utah

Posted: July 9, 2014
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Dr. Keith Warr is trained in the practice of dental sleep medicine. This discipline of dentistry is devoted to diagnosing and treating patients who suffer from disorders like sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea affects more than 18 million Americans and can lead to deadly complications. Because of the increasing concern about this serious condition, many patients who have been diagnosed have a number of questions. Dr. Warr has the experience to answer your questions and the knowledge to recommend the best Midvale dentistry treatments.

Some of the most frequently asked questions we get from sleep apnea patients who visit Warr Dental include:

  • What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?
  • Is sleep apnea the same as snoring?
  • How dangerous is sleep apnea?
  • What treatment options are available for sleep apnea?
  • Are the oral appliances used to treat sleep apnea comfortable?
  • How do oral appliances work?

Snoring is very common among sleep apnea sufferers, and most patients also experience persistent fatigue and severe headaches. If left untreated, sleep apnea can increase your risk of premature aging, high blood pressure, heart attack, and more.

Though every patient is different, Dr. Warr usually recommends a custom oral appliance to keep the airway open during sleep and prevent interruptions to regular breathing. The sleep apnea appliances Dr. Warr recommends are tailored to fit your mouth exclusively and designed to be as comfortable as possible.

To learn more about dentistry solutions to sleep apnea, please contact Warr Dental or call (801) 216-3713 today to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Warr serves patients throughout the Midvale area.