Encompass Dental Studios

3024 25TH ST., COLUMBUS, NE 68601 | 402-563-4565

Sleep Apnea Screening

Snoring might be the source of humor in cartoons and comedy sketches, but it is actually often an indicator of a serious condition known as sleep apnea. If you suspect you or someone in your home may be dealing with this problem, call Encompass Dental Studios at 402-563-4565 and plan a consultation with Dr. Susan Alexander. We at Encompass Dental Studios collaborate with specialists in the area of sleep disorders and can refer you to get a definitive diagnosis and the potentially life-saving treatment needed to address this very serious condition.

With sleep apnea, the tongue may roll back into the throat during slumber or the tissues in the airway may relax and collapse, causing an obstruction. While the primary problem associated with sleep apnea is snoring, the condition can also contribute to dangerous issues such as:

  • Liver problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Anxiety, mood disorders or depression
  • Increased risk of stroke and type 2 diabetes
  • Weight gain or digestive issues
  • Cognitive or memory issues
  • Problems for the central nervous and immune systems

Typical indicators of sleep apnea include:

  • Snoring
  • Headaches
  • Daytime drowsiness
  • Irritability
  • Brain fog
  • Low energy
  • A dry or sore throat

To take a quick 5-minute sleep disorder risk quiz, go to https://www.whywesnore.com/sleep-assessment-quiz/

They are all the most welcoming people I have ever encountered at a dental office. The cleaning done by Sarah was well executed and she was gentle. I also received work by Dr. Susan which was also perfectly executed and gentle. I will definitely return to this dental studio in the future.

- Brittany D.

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regarding any questions you may have.

Dr. Alexander and her teamare always willing to help answer your questions regarding our comprehensive dental services in Columbus, Nebraska, at Encompass Dental Studios. If you would like to schedule your next appointment with us, feel free to give us a call.

Call Us: 402-563-4565

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