Our dentist can perform airway and snoring screening to detect symptoms of sleep apnea. he will examine your teeth, cheeks, lips, tongue and throat to look for physical symptoms of snoring and sleep apnea. Snoring can happen occasionally, but for others, it may develop into a chronic condition that can affect the quality of your sleep and your overall health. Snoring can be a sign of serious conditions like sleep apnea, that over time can cause oxygen deprivation to the brain and other negative health effects. When Dr. Robert Long examines your mouth for your airway and snoring screening, he will also ask you about symptoms you may be experiencing. Some of the many symptoms and signs of sleep apnea and snoring are as follows:
- Waking up with a headache or sore throat
- Teeth grinding
- Excessive or abnormal fatigue during the day
- High blood pressure
Once the screening is completed, we will review with you the results from the screening and what that means for your treatment. If you have any questions about airway and snoring screening or would like to schedule an appointment, call our office today at 913-491-3353 and learn more about airway and snoring screening in Leawood, Kansas.