Keystone Dentistry

Sleep Apnea - Belton, MO

Sleep Apnea Treatment

Causes Of Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea occurs when the tongue is stuck against the back of the throat blocking the upper airway causing air flow to stop. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a very common chronic disorder that may create respiratory or cardiovascular complications if left untreated.

Signs that you may have Obstructive Sleep Apnea are:

  • Snore loudly
  • Gasp for air or pause breathing during sleep
  • Feel sleepy during the day and sometimes fall asleep at inappropriate times
  • Wake up more than 2 times a night to use the bathroom.
  • If you are more than 30 pounds over weight with a large neck size.
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Laser Treatment

We are proud to offer our patients who have been diagnsed with sleep apnea, an innovative and less invasice solution using a dental laser. This procedure uses gentle laser energy to treat issues that can cause obstructions in your airway during sleep. Unlike traditional methods for treating sleep apnea, such as CPAP devices or surgery, our laser treatment is quick, causes minimal discomfort, and requires little to no downtime. The procedure aims to reduce the symptoms of sleep apnea, including heavy snoring and daytime fatigue, improving your overall quality of sleep and health.