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Snoring May Indicate Sleep Apnea

Ernie Anderson DDS offers treatment for all sorts of oral problems - even snoring! Though most people in the The Woodlands, TX area might not think of seeing a dentist for snoring, it turns out that dentists like Ernie Anderson, D.D.S., can effectively treat sleep disorders like sleep apnea, which is often the cause of snoring.

A snore is the rumbling sound of air traveling through a partially obstructed airway. When the airway becomes fully obstructed, you get obstructive sleep apnea. This breathing disorder is characterized by pauses in breathing that last at least 10 seconds, followed by gasping.

By itself, snoring isn't a health risk. Sleep apnea, on the other hand, genuinely is. When you skip breaths, your blood oxygen levels plummet. This can damage your brain and body, Sleep apnea ups your risk of various health problems, including stroke, heart attack, and memory loss.

Before Dr. Anderson can treat a snoring problem, he needs to determine the cause. Sleep apnea treatment helps patients breathe smoothly all night long, and it has the delightful side benefit of reducing or eliminating snoring.

If you (or your partner) have a snoring problem, Ernie Anderson DDS can help. Just give us a ring at (281) 205-9162 and we'll schedule an appointment for you to come into our The Woodlands office to discuss treatment options.

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Ernie Anderson DDS
3115 College Park Drive #105
The Woodlands, TX 77384
General Info: (281) 205-9162
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Houston, TX 77057
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