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Sleep Apnea Therapy: Get the Restful Night’s Sleep You Want and Deserve

July 8, 2014

Snoring is a common complaint among partners of men and women
with sleep apnea,
but this noisy nuisance isn’t the primary reason to treat the underlying
condition. Sleep apnea has been linked
to a wide range of associated health complications and should be treated to
avoid potentially fatal conditions. At Smile
by Design
in Virginia
Beach, VA
, Dr.
Stephanie Santos and Dr. Vinita Folck
offer a comprehensive solution to sleep apnea and loud snoring in order to help our patients rest well, feel better,
and stay healthy.
Complications
of Untreated Sleep Apnea

When a patient suffers from obstructive sleep apnea, the tongue and soft tissues of the oral
cavity partially or fully block the airway during sleep. The level of oxygen in
the blood gradually decreases until the brain sends an urgent signal to the
body to wake up and take a full breath. Most patients don’t awaken fully,
though they do experience the sensation of lost sleep the next day. Feeling
exhausted at work and on the road can be exceedingly dangerous, particularly
for individuals who drive long distances or work with heavy machinery. Other
complications associated with untreated sleep
apnea
include the following:
·        
Circulatory problems, including high blood pressure
·        
Cardiovascular disease
·        
Eye conditions, including glaucoma and conjunctivitis
·        
Increased risk of complications following surgery
·        
Coronary artery disease
·        
Stroke
·        
Respiratory failure
·        
Irregular heartbeat
·        
Pulmonary hypertension
·        
Complications during pregnancy
·        
Chronic headaches
·        
Seizures
Improve
Your Life with Sleep Apnea Therapy

Contact
our office
in Virginia Beach, VA today
to schedule your consultation with our doctors and our caring, experienced
team. We look forward to helping you overcome snoring and sleep apnea in
a way that suits your lifestyle and improves your health. Our state-of-the-art
dental facility proudly serves patients from the entire Virginia Beach, VA area and nearby communities in Sandbridge, Norfolk, Fort Story,
Portsmouth,
and more. Our team can’t wait to serve you and your family with
exceptional dental care. 

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Pembroke 1 Building, 281 Independence Blvd., Suite 200, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 USA
Stephanie Santos, DDS Vinita Folck, DDS Smile by Design put fun in dentistry, with their family-friendly office, which provides gentle, compassionate, and comfortable family dentistry. (757) 337-4665 drfolck@smilebydesignva.com