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CD Dental Care | Sleep Apnea in Toronto

Dr. Christine Tsai & Dr. Daniel Chan

3555 Don Mills Road,
Suite 214
Toronto, ON 

416-497-5179

info@cddentalcare.com

Sleep Apnea
AGD Member
 

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea(OSA)?

Sleep Apnea results when there is a complete obstruction of the airway, resulting in airflow cessation (apea) for at least 10 seconds. Becaue of this, our body oxygen decrease, and make our heart to work harder . It also disrupts our natural sleep cycle and results in poor sleep quality. In a severe cases, a paitent may experience up to 300 apnea episode per night. If leave untreated, it may cause some severe health risks.

Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI)

5-15 episode per night - MIld Obstructive Sleep Apnea

16-30 episode per night- Moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea

30+ episode per night - Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea

 

Common Symptom of Sleep Apnea

Loud Snorning                      Irritability

Moneory Loss                      Falling Asleep while driving

Morning headache              Excessive Daytime sleepness

Impaired Concentration      Decreased Sex drive


Health Problem Associated with Sleep Apnea

Type II Diabetes

High Blood Pressure

Increased risk of Stroke

Increased risk of Heart Attack

Depression

Erectile Dysfunction

ADHD in Children

Bedwetting in Children

Denemtia

Alzheimers

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WE CAN HELP!

We can help to screen for sleep disorders with Epworth Sleepness Scale, and also TMJ questionnaire needs to be completed to evaluate the health of TMJ.

CPAP , a Continuous Positive Aireway Pressure device is the most common medical treatment for severe obstructive apnea. If you can not tolerate a CPAP or if you snore and have mild to moderate sleep apnea, an Oral Appliance Therapy will be the treatment of choice.

The Oral appliances holds your lower jaw in a forward position. This will prevent airway collapse by the tongue and prevent snoring as well. The appliance should be worn nightly and will significantly reduces sleep apnea symptoms and improves quality of life.

 

 

 
 
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