sleep-apnea

Sleep Apnea

About the Condition

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is the repetitive blockage of the airway during sleep.  This results in a decrease in oxygen supply to the body and an increased strain on the vital organs including the heart.

The Facts

  • Up to 24% of our population is affected by the condition, with up to 80% of cases undiagnosed.
  • Approximately 50% of people provided with a CPAP machine cannot tolerate this form of treatment.
  • Untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea can be associated with heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory diseases including asthma.

What can Dentistry Do to Help?

Dr. Robertson has received extensive advanced training in the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  He is qualified to fit and fabricate custom oral appliances to resolve snoring and treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  Dr. Robertson will work in collaboration with your family physician and respirologist in the treatment of your diagnosed sleep disorder.

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