Sleep apnea is a dangerous and life-threatening disorder that causes the sufferer to experience pauses in their breathing while they sleep. These pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes; the longer the pause, the more life-threatening. Disrupted breathing creates an imbalance in the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood.

Treating sleep apnea requires several tests to diagnose the cause of the issue and the overall health of the patient. Some initial recommendations may include quitting smoking, drinking, and the use of certain medications. A sleep mask may be recommended, but if the problem is severe, surgery may be required.

Dr. John Cho is an experienced dentist with numerous satisfied patients. If you are suffering from sleep apnea and are in need of help to manage the issue, arrange a consultation by contacting us.