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Why the Size of Your Tongue and Tonsils May Be Responsible for Sleep Apnea

Medical professionals are renewing their call for people who suffer from sleepless nights to see a dentist ASAP.

This, after a new study shows that oversized tonsils and certain tongue indentations put people at increased risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Although dentists can’t diagnose OSA per se, they can spot an enlarged tongue or tonsils and recommend a course of treatment.

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What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that happens when your regular breathing is interrupted during sleep. Snoring is common among patients with sleep apnea but not all snorers have sleep apnea.

OSA, the more common form of sleep apnea, is the result of blocked airflow during sleep, usually when the soft tissue at the back of the throat collapses while you sleep.

Sleep apnea affects more than 18 million American adults, but many go undiagnosed. Severe cases of the disorder are linked to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression and memory loss.

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Treatment for Sleep Apnea at Pasadena Pain Management

While there are some invasive procedures and face mask devices that may correct sleep apnea, they are not the #1 cures. Pasadena Pain Management offers sleep apnea treatment that doesn’t not rely on a clunky mask over your head to help you rest better. If you have a mild or moderate case of sleep apnea, we may be able to offer advanced therapy in place of an intrusive CPAP device.

Contact us today to find out what TruDenta® therapy system can do for you. FREE consultations are available.

About Pasadena Pain Management

Pasadena Pain Management offers sleep apnea and pain management treatment for TMJ/TMD, migraine, headaches and neck pain in Pasadena, CA. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Pasadena Pain Management, we offer the exclusive TruDenta treatment therapy — a highly specialized form of care that involves cutting-edge dental technology, without needles or injections. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable pain management care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping our patients happy and pain free.