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Oral Sleep Appliances Available in Pottstown, PA

Sleep disordered breathing—such as chronic snoring or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)—often originates in the back of your mouth. The tissues, such as your soft palate and tonsils, can easily seal themselves against the other sides of your airway, restricting airflow whenever you’re sleeping. 

Symptoms of Sleeping Disorders

Undiagnosed and untreated sleeping disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea can statistically raise your risk of a heart attack or stroke, not to mention high blood pressure. Early screenings are key to avoiding a life-altering medical emergency or fatal cardiovascular attack. Some of the most easily overlooked symptoms of sleeping disorders include:

  • Heart disease, high blood pressure

  • Large neck circumference

  • Weight gain

  • Depression or anxiety

  • Difficulty focusing during the day; ADD/ADHD

  • Chronic fatigue

  • ​Jaw pain or TMJ symptoms

  • Flat, worn teeth

  • Enlarged tonsils

  • Frequent headaches

  • Snoring

Because several of these symptoms are visible during your dental exam, Dr. Zitter can help screen for potential sleep disturbances during your visit. Even if you don’t snore, you could still have undiagnosed sleep apnea. 

Do I Need to See a Physician first?

Yes. Although Dr. Zitter is licensed to provide oral sleep appliances for patients exhibiting sleep disturbances, it is required that you have a medical referral from your primary care physician or specialist. 

Bruxism Mouthguards for Teeth Clenching, Grinding

Yes. Dr. Zitter is licensed to provide oral sleep appliances for patients exhibiting sleep disturbances without any special medical referrals. 

Better sleep is just a click away!

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