Sleep apnea is a debilitating sleep disorder in which a person actually stops breathing at numerous points throughout the night. Usually, a person isn’t aware that they wake up gasping for breath after these episodes. A spouse or partner is typically the one to alert them of the instances.

Although dentists cannot provide an official diagnosis for sleep apnea, these professionals are often the first people to come into contact with the disorder and can provide further guidance and even initiate treatment.

Here’s how your dentist can help with your sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment.

An article by Dr. Thomas Bucker. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: HOW DOES A DENTIST DIAGNOSE SLEEP APNEA?