Do You Snore?
Do you become sleepy during the day or drowsy when driving? It may be time to ask your doctor about sleep apnea.
As part of their comprehensive dental examination, Dr. Wood and Dr. Spooner also screen their patients for signs and symptoms related to overall health such as snoring, TMJ (jaw joint) pain, teeth clenching and grinding. They may recommend further evaluation for dental treatment, such as a nightguard to help alleviate jaw pain from teeth grinding during sleep, or, in the case of chronic snoring, they may refer you to a physician to evaluate your airway and sleep breathing patterns to rule out obstructive sleep apnea.