Your Loud Persistent Snoring Could be a Clue that Saves Your Life

Your Loud Persistent Snoring Could be a Clue that Saves Your Life

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE THAT SNORES? DO YOU SNORE? Have you heard of sleep apnea,
“The Silent Killer”? If you have ever wondered if you have sleep apnea
take the simple quiz:

  1. Do you snore at night?
  2. Do you have high blood pressure?
  3. Do you find yourself waking up gasping for air?
  4. Do you get sleepy while driving?
  5. Do you have diabetes or high blood pressure?
  6. Do you feel sleepy and tired during the day?
  7. Do you grind your teeth?

If you said yes, to 2 or more of those questions you may have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is where you are literally gasping, CHOKING, and suffocating in your sleep, depriving your body of oxygen. Oxygen, as we all know is vital to us staying alive. What if you were not getting enough oxygen? How would you feel? Tired, frustrated, or just in a daze all the time.

The Risks Are Real
Repeated scientific studies have
shown that sleep apnea can lead
to increased risks of:

  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke

Dr. Suzanne Thai, DDS, graduated from Baylor and has treated patients for the past 14 years. She’s passionate about dental care and the connection between oral health and overall wellness.

She recently spoke at Harvard University about sleep apnea. The following are questions she addressed during her speech as well as frequently asked questions from patients:

I thought my medical doctor was the only person that could treat sleep apnea?
The medical community has asked dentists to help them screen patients for sleep apnea. Many people do not realize that there are a lot of dental signs and symptoms of sleep apnea. Unfortunately, one out of every four adults in the United States are walking around with untreated sleep apnea, and they don’t even know it.

Do You Hate Your CPAP?
I hear this from my patients all of the time. If you have a CPAP and can’t wear it, or won’t wear it, you’re not alone. But, you are at risk every single time you go to sleep. The good news is that you may be a candidate for a small, comfortable oral appliance, and many medical insurance plans cover this device.

How Do I Find Out if I Have Sleep Apnea?
Give our office a call today to schedule your Complimentary Airway Analysis. I work with a board certified sleep physician. Together we will be able to determine if you have sleep apnea or not. It’s quick, easy, and painless. It may be the most important 15 minutes you spend because it could save your life.

What happens if I have sleep apnea?
Swisher Dental will work closely with your primary care physician to come up with a plan that is going to help change your life. If you can’t wear the CPAP machine, we will create a custom fit small device that you will be able to wear comfortably while you sleep.

Signs and symptoms of possible sleep apnea:

  1. Loud snoring
  2. High blood pressure
  3. Teeth grinding
  4. Waking up with a sore or dry throat
  5. Waking up with a choking or gasping sensation
  6. Sleepiness or lack of energy during the day
  7. Sleepiness while driving
  8. She can care for your dental needs, not just sleep apnea.

For the FIRST 15 CALLERS that mention they saw us in Lake Cities Living they will receive
a COMPLIMENTARY airway screening
and an in office consultation to see if you have sleep apnea. (VALUED OVER $199)
(940) 222-6807 FOR YOUR

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Get the work you need done before the year ends.
Don’t wait! Appointments become LIMITED towards the end of the year. See how Dr. Thai can help you with all of your dental needs! CALL TODAY at (940) 222-6807

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