Published: 09/08/2015

One common concern Dr. Douglas G. Genninger often encounters with his patients is sleep apnea. Due to many misconceptions about the condition, many patients are not aware that they suffer from sleep apnea. If you often find yourself snoring, it is time to visit your dentist for proper treatment.

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Many symptoms of sleep apnea mimic the symptoms of other health conditions. Sleep apnea is a serious health condition that should not be ignored. If you experience any of the following symptoms, you should seek out sleep apnea treatment in Tampa FL as soon as possible.

Symptoms to look for include:

· Snoring

· Pain in neck, back and/or jaw

· Sleeplessness

· Fatigue

· Trouble focusing

· Irritability

· Headaches

Ignoring the signs of this condition can lead to the development of other serious health problems, such as hypertension. The lack of sleep and discomfort this condition causes can also affect other areas of your life and your general mood.

Treatment for Sleep Apnea

In addition to providing Tampa FL residents with quality dental care, Dr. Genninger also offers sleep apnea treatment. Prior to developing a treatment plan, he recommends all patients come in for an initial consultation. During the consultation, Dr. Genninger will assess your oral health, history and address any concerns you may have regarding your teeth, gums and sleep apnea. If it is determined you have sleep apnea, he will go over your best treatment options.

Depending on your symptoms and the severity of your condition, he may recommend any of the following treatments:

· Snore guards

· Special massages and exercises for the jaw

· Surgery

· TMJ treatment

· Sleep apnea treatment device

Once present, sleep apnea never goes away. It can however be managed to lessen the severity of symptoms, in order to make sleep and life more enjoyable. With proper treatment, many patients are able to manage their condition and improve the quality of their lives.

To learn more about sleep apnea in Tampa, FL and how you can regain control of your life, contact Douglas G. Genninger, DDS, PA at 813-968-4808 for a consultation.

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