Avon Dental Group – 860.673.0451 – Complete Dental Services for Your Entire Family

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Sleep Apnea Treatment

 

What Is a Sleep Apnea?

 

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a breathing disorder, which occurs during sleep, due to the narrowing or total closure of the airway.

 

OSA occurs when the airway becomes completely blocked and breathing stops. The brain then detects the lack of oxygen and prompts a momentary arousal to draw breath. Although OSA sufferers may experience hundreds of apnea episodes per night, they are unlikely to remember any of them. In fact, if the sufferer lives alone or sleeps separately they may not be aware of their condition, even after many years.

 

Snoring can be a symptom of OSA and is a noise created by the partial

blocking of the airway. When you fall asleep your muscles relax, including

those that control the tongue and throat. The soft tissue at the back of

your throat can sag, narrowing the airway. Incoming air then makes the

tissue at the rear roof of the mouth (the soft palate), the flap of skin

hanging from the palate (uvula) and the throat vibrate ­ a sound we know as

snoring. Snoring is often no greater problem than the noise itself; however,

loud snoring may be a sign of a more serious problem ­OSA.

 

Avon Dental Group – 860.673.0451 – Complete Dental Services for Your Entire Family

Avon Dentist. Dr. Frank Lombardi, Dr. Robert Breckinridge, Dr. Peter Knowles, Dr. Daniel Geelan and Dr. Gregory Solof provides Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Implants, Invisalign, Family Dentist, Teeth Whitening, Dental Crowns, Emergency Dentist to the following locations: Simsbury, Canton, Farmington. Simsbury Dentist providing excellent dentistry including Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Implants, Invisalign, Family Dentist, Teeth Whitening, Dental Crowns, Emergency Dentist in Avon, Simsbury, Canton, Farmington, Connecticut.

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