Parker M Jarvis DDS
General Dentist
     
555 West Schrock Road Suite 120 = Westerville = OH 43081 = (614) 882-5208
 

Loud snoring and sleep apnea
 

Sleep apnea is a potentially dangerous disorder in the Westerville area with fairly benign symptoms such as loud snoring at night, and morning headaches or daytime bouts of sleepiness.  The cause? Intermittent periods throughout sleep when you actually stop breathing.

Breathing cessation, or apnea, lasts from seconds to nearly a minute.  When breathing resumes, the brain senses lack of oxygen and wakes you up.  The snoring is loud, sometimes explosive.  (Call us at Parker M Jarvis DDS & Associates Inc for complete details.)

In the morning, the build-up of carbon dioxide in the blood causes headaches.  And the lack of deep sleep can leave one drowsy and usually grouchy, during the day.

During sleep apnea, the upper air passages in the mouth and throat are obstructed (no one is sure why, even Dr. Jarvis).  One form of treatment that has proven successful is wearing an acrylic appliance during sleep to keep air passages open. It's comfortable and easy to use.

For more information regarding sleep apnea please call Parker M Jarvis DDS & Associates Inc at (614) 882-5208.
 

Sleep Apnea and Loud Snoring
In Westerville Ohio and the surrounding
Columbus - New Albany - Gahanna - Worthington OH areas.


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Dr. Jarvis is licensed to perform all listed services as a general dentist. This provider is not a specialist in family, crowns,
gum disease, sedation, prosthodontics, orthodontics, endodontics, cosmetic, whitening, implants and non-specialty interest
areas that require no specific educational training to advertise this service.