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Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a potentially serious condition which causes your breathing to repeatedly stop and start during sleep . There are several types of sleep apnea, of which the most common one is Obstructive Sleep Apnea. This happens when something partly or completely blocks your upper airway during sleep. That makes your diaphragm and chest muscles work harder to open the obstructed airway and pull air into the lungs. Breathing usually resumes with a loud gasp, snort, or body jerk. You may not sleep well, but you probably won't be aware that this is happening.

The condition can also reduce the flow of essential oxygen to vital organs and cause medical problems like high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, stroke, diabetes, depression, daytime tiredness and fatigue, irritability. Sleep apnea in children can also cause inability to concentrate, attention deficit disorders, grinding of teeth, bed wetting , restlessness during sleep etc.

Snoring is an important sign of Sleep Apnea. Your dentists at American Smiles will have you fill out a sleep questionnaire and also examine you signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea. After proper examination and diagnosis, along with our medical team, Dr.Nivedita will recommend a dental appliance which is worn in the mouth during sleep. It fits like a retainer and helps open up your airway to allow for a relaxed breathing throughout the night.

Dental Anxiety

Various studies and our vast experiences have shown that dental anxiety amongst adults and children is very high. This dental anxiety or phobia prevents many people from seeking timely and preventive dental care. Patients frequently wait until their dental condition gets extremely bad or until severe pain and infection sets in.

At American smiles , we recognize that dental anxiety is a grave yet common issue and lots of normal functioning adults can suffer from this. Some signs of dental anxiety include avoidance tactics, trouble sleeping the night before the dental treatment, feelings of nervousness that escalate while in the dental office waiting room, crying or feeling physically ill at the very thought of visiting the dentist, intense uneasiness at the thought of, or actually when, objects are placed in your mouth during the dental treatment or suddenly feeling like it is difficult to breathe.

At American smiles, we take time to counsel our patients and use various methods to make your dental visits more pleasant ranging from counselling, hypnosis and also well recognized conscious sedation methods including nitrous oxide or medication induced sedations.

A little more about nitrous oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas “, it is a safe and effective sedative agent that will help make you more comfortable during certain procedures . It is not intended to put you to sleep. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions the dentist may have. Your dentist will put a breathing mask on your nose and ask you to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes you should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed. Nitrous oxide is also safely and widely used in children.

Talk to your Dr Nivedita at American Smiles about whether any concerns or fears about dental treatment and she will help you accordingly.