Airway Focused Dentistry
Most people think a dentist only examines a patient's teeth and gums, but did you know Dr. Raman also evaluates your airway which could play a role in your sleep habits? Health studies have proven that your sleep quality affects not only your physical health but your psychological state of mind as well. Getting enough sleep each night allows the body to heal, process information that is taken in during the day and helps with other critical cognitive functions like memory and your ability to learn and retain information. Sleep also regulates hormones--including those that control your weight and appetite.
Do you wake up with a headache or reach for that cup of coffee or sugary pick-me-up by 10:00 am? A sleep disorder may be to blame! An airway screening performed by Dr. Raman is quick, easy, and painless and might help you get the treatment you need to get a restful, rejuvenating night's sleep.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a breathing disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep due to a blockage in the airway. This blockage could be your tongue, tonsils, or other parts of your anatomy which impede your breathing at night. Diagnosed by an overnight sleep study, OSA can be treated before it causes permanent harm to your health.
More than just an annoyance to your loved ones, snoring can be a sign of more severe health problems.