Dental treatment
of snoring and sleep apnea

There are two types of sleep apnea: obstructive apnea and central apnea.

Obstructive sleep apnea is characterized by repetitive episodes of excessive relaxation of the upper airway muscles during sleep.

Obstructive sleep apnea is a potentially life-threatening disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of breathing cessation during sleep.

There are certain risk factors contributing to the appearance of sleep apnea:

The negative health effects of untreated obstructive sleep apnea are significant and have only recently began to be recognized and better managed. They range from simple clinical events, such as snoring and headaches, to serious and life-threatening health problems such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.