Dentists are often the first professionals to spot signs of sleep apnea and can help refer you to a sleep specialist and assist with treatment.
– Enamel erosion, inflamed gums and teeth-grinding are common symptoms.
– A dentist may ask if you wake up with a headache.
– Some dentists can assist with oral devices to keep airways open at night.
Dentists are trained to recognise symptoms related to sleep apnea.
“If your dentist suspects you may be suffering from sleep apnea, he or she can refer you to a sleep specialist for an official diagnosis.”