Sleep apnea, a disruption of breathing while asleep, is a particularly tricky sleep disorder – 90% of people who have sleep apnea don’t know that they have it! Although episodes of choking or gasping for air might occur hundreds of times throughout the night, you may not have any recollection of struggling for breath.
Usually it is the bed partner who first notices that the person is struggling to breathe. If left untreated, this common disorder can be life-threatening. At Chang Dental Group, we treat snoring and sleep apnea with a unique approach. Our dentists now can provide you with a home monitor to help you (and us) assess whether or not sleep apnea should be a concern. The gold standard for treatment of sleep apnea was for a long time the CPAP machine, however, in many cases it is now an oral appliance. These appliances reduce sleep apnea associated health risks without the need for surgery, medications, or other therapies.
Call Chang Dental Group at 508-283-3910 to schedule an appointment. Our Natick locations is easily accessible from Framingham, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston, Sherborn, Dover, Medfield, Ashland, Holliston, Hopkinton, Millis, and Southborough.