Breathing Related Disorders Could your dental health be the cause?

Breathing Related Disorders

Dental health affects your overall health and thats why at Rolando Dentistry, Dr. Dale Rolando has made it is mission to become a “Complete Dentist”.

Sleep Related Disorders happen when something partly or completely blocks your upper airway during sleep. That makes your diaphragm & chest muscles work harder to open the obstructed airway and pull air into the lungs. Breathing usually resumes with a loud gasp, snort, or body jerk. You may not sleep well, but you probably won’t be aware that this is happening.

The condition can also reduce the flow of oxygen to vital organs and cause irregular heart rhythms.

Patients don’t often think about how their breathing and sleep patterns can be caused by dental issues. With this in mind, below are a list of things that you should be thinking about:

Are you a mouth breather? Do you suffer from Sleep Apnea? Do you suffer from any of the following issues; Poor mental sharpness (Brain Fog) Anxiety or Depression Fibromyalgia Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Restless Lef Syndrome Reduced Libido Dental wear due to Bruxism In children, the symptoms can include the following:

Bedwetting Choking or drooling Sweating a lot at night Ribcage moves inward when they exhale Learning and behavior disorders Problems at school Sluggishness or sleepiness Snoring Teeth grinding Restlessness in bed Pauses or absence of breathing Unusual sleeping positions, such as sleeping on the hands and knees, or with the neck hyperextended Let Rolando Dentistry give you a complete dental evaluation to learn how we can help your overall health.

Treatment for Breathing Related Disorders

For people with sleep apnea, dental appliances or oral “mandibular advancement” devices that prevent the tongue from blocking the throat or advance the lower jaw forward can be made. These appliances help keep the airway open during sleep. A dental expert who is trained in oral health, TMJ, and dental occlusion can check on which type of device may be best for you.

Research has shown that oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, in many cases, making it possible to treat this disorder without surgery. An oral appliance is worn in the mouth only while you sleep and fits like a sports mouth guard. Oral appliances support your jaw in a forward position to help maintain an open upper airway.

Many patients consider a sleep apnea appliance to be more comfortable to wear than a CPAP mask. Oral appliances also are quiet, portable and easy to care for.

Dr. Dale Rolando has studied to be able to work with patients who suffer from Sleep Related Disorders and through a thorough exam can help you to correct these issues.