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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when you’re not able to breathe while you sleep. Your airway gets blocked by your tongue, tonsils and/or other muscles and tissue in your throat. If left untreated, the long term side effects can be very serious. When you have many interruptions in your sleep, your body and mind become exhausted. This disorder can take quite a toll on your life.
Sleep apnea has been linked to:
- Heart attack
- Irregular heartbeat
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
Many individuals with sleep apnea aren’t even aware of the problem. The most common symptoms include:
- Excessive daytime drowsiness
- Loud snoring
- Gasping for air while you sleep
- Morning headaches
- Dry mouth
- Sore throat
- Mood swings
If you would like to learn about treatment options for sleep apnea, please contact Calgary, Alberta, dentist Dr. Jennifer Silver at Southcentre Dental Clinic to schedule a consultation.
Dr. Jennifer Silver is a highly accomplished dental surgeon with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her educational accomplishments include deans honours list, an oral surgery award and best research project. Prior to this degree, she graduated with honors from Dalhousie University’s Dental Hygiene Program and worked in this field for 10 years.
The areas of dentistry that holds special interest for Dr. Silver include oral medicine and whole-body dentistry. She currently devotes time and resources toward helping patients with TMJ pain and sleep apnea, while continuing to provide general dentistry as well. Future interests include devoting time to additional oral surgery training. Jen strives to treat her patients as if they were family. She strongly believes in a multi-disciplinary approach for patient care. She is part of a large network of specialists that she trusts and collaborates with when helping patients.