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Are you aware of the health risks associated with sleep apnea? Not only can sleep apnea cause several issues with your health, but it can also even leave you in mortal danger if it is not treated. Common risks associated with sleep apnea include the following:

– high blood pressure
– heart attacks
– diabetes
– depression
– irregular heartbeats
– stroke
– heart failure

You may be at an increased risk for sleep apnea if you are male over the age of 40. If you have a family history of sleep apnea, a nasal obstruction associated with a deviated septum, allergies, sinus problems, a large tongue or a small jaw, you may be at an increased risk for sleep apnea. To receive the proper treatments and procedures to eliminate the condition, visit our dentist. Through the use of surgical devices and appliances, it may be possible to treat sleep apnea so that your jaw is properly supported and your airway is open while you sleep.

If you are in need of sleep apnea treatments in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, come visit Ronald F. Konopka, D.D.S. for a comprehensive exam or cleaning. To schedule an appointment, you can reach our dental office at 586-296-1140. Dr. Konopka and our team would love to bring you in for an oral exam and make your oral health as good as new!