Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dental Did You Know: Obstructive sleep apnea...its relationship to health and dental treatment options

Sleep apnea is the cessation of breath for 10 seconds or more and is correlated with:
  • hypertension 40-50%
  • coronary heart disease 34%
  • congestive heart failure 34%
  • diabetes 65%
  • erectile dysfunction 50%
  • renal disease 50%
  • nocturnal strokes 84%

Mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (5-30 events per hour) can be treated through 3 options:
  • oral appliances (like a SUAD device, which repositions the mandible)
  • CPAP (continuous positive air pressure)
  • surgical intervention
You can call us at Promenade Court Dental for a consult. A sleep study is required before seeing us, consult your physician for the appropriate appointments at a sleep clinic.

Source: Rondeau B, Teamwork, June 2010, Vol 3, No 4, pg 50-58. 

Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group in Mississauga
2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada
(1/2 km north of the QEW in the Dome Building)
(905) 273-7100