Dental Sleep Medicine
Obstructive sleep apnea is when the airway collapses during sleep,
blocking the flow of air to the lungs.
The person tries to continue to breath, but the harder they try, the tighter the airway closes. Eventually the brain “wakes up” and the person is send to a lighter level of sleep. The person will reposition their jaw and tongue to open the airway—usually with a gasp or snort. The sleeper will then usually start the whole process over again and again!
At Alivio Dental we can help.
We offer a HOME sleep test and an oral appliances !!
Call today for a consultation!