Many people experience changes within their normal sleep patterns and daytime behaviours which may be a result of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). This new awareness has led many of these patients to seek information and treatment alternatives for this ailment. Dentists are able to play an important role in helping identify which patients may need to be assessed by a specialist, due in large part because of the jaws and related structures that influence the development of this syndrome. In certain cases, the dentist will also be able to initiate the treatment.
Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that is often distinguished by the abnormal pauses in the breathing while sleeping. Also, people with this disorder may suffer from instances of abnormally low breathing. Dr. Rootes can help to identify if you potentially have sleep apnea and will be able to provide you with his advice on what to do about it.
Nicole's Story - The dentist is fun!
"I told my friends that cavities don't hurt when you have Dr. Rootes for a dentist."
Nicole - Age 12