Sleep Apnea Lectures Help Dentists Recognize Oral Conditions Otherwise Left Undiagnosed

Sleep Apnea is a very serious and dangerous condition if it is left untreated. Dentists and doctors both can recognize the signs or symptoms of sleep disorders. People with enlarged tonsils may experience some signs of sleep apnea. This can be avoided or corrected with surgery or oral appliances. Other people may need appliances to keep their tongue from falling back in the mouth. When a person sleeps, the tongue relaxes in the mouth. Some tongues will fall back towards the back of the throat causing the airway to become blocked. Appliances can correct this condition easily.

Smoking can cause breathing issues that are not easily reversed. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder or COPD is one of these problems. A person with this condition may end up needing oxygen later in life. COPD can also endanger a person that has sleep apnea. Some doctors provide patients with BI-pap or C-pap machines. These help the person sleep better because it does not allow the person to go without oxygen during sleep. A person that is needing one of these machines should undergo a sleep study to determine how much and what the settings should be on the machines.

Avi Wiesfogel has a degree in Biology and Psychology. He also has a Doctorate of Dental Science from NYU. In all of his studies, Avi gained an interest in helping others with more than decaying teeth. He became part owner of the Dental Sleep Masters and is now helping others understand sleep apnea by providing information through seminars and lectures. He hopes that each dental professional that attends a lecture will have a better understanding of how they can help diagnose and treat issues, that would otherwise go undiagnosed or treated.

Avi Wiesfogel is also helping children receive the oral surgeries necessary to allow them to live a normal life. Children born with cleft palates and cleft lips have difficulty eating, sucking, or drinking. They also have problems fitting in with other kids. Due to the continuous support of the go fund me page for operation smile, Avi and other dental professionals can give children hope for a better future.

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