Turlock Dentist Speaks Out on the Dangers of Snoring and Untreated Sleep Apnea

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Dr. Robert McCulla is sharing this information with local community members by organizing a community medical discussion on The Dangers of Snoring and Untreated Sleep Apnea.

Sleep Apnea
Understanding the medical ramification of what happens to people’s health when they live with untreated sleep apnea drives me to share sleep information with everyone around me.

Dr. Robert McCulla, D.D.S., educates his patients daily on the severity of proper sleep health and the consequences of untreated sleep apnea. On April 25th, Dr. McCulla is sharing this information with local community members by organizing a community medical discussion on The Dangers of Snoring and Untreated Sleep Apnea. The event is free to the public and will be held at Berg Hall, located at the Covenant Village of Turlock, in Turlock, CA at 6:30 p.m.

WEBMD describes symptoms of sleep apnea as waking with an un-refreshed feeling after sleep, having problems with memory and/or concentration, feeling tired, experiencing personality changes, headaches, heartburn, a sour taste in the mouth at night, legs swelling, getting up during the night to urinate, and sweating or chest pain while sleeping. Medical research has also recently linked untreated sleep apnea to larger health issues such as cancer, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and fatality. “Understanding the medical ramification of what happens to people’s health when they live with untreated sleep apnea drives me to share sleep information with everyone around me,” said Dr. McCulla.

Treating sleep apnea has many benefits. These range from the obvious cardiovascular benefits to the less obvious relief for second-hand snoring sufferers. This condition impacts the bedtime partner of a person with sleep apnea. The partner simultaneously experiences sleep deprivation due to the partner’s loud snoring and choking sounds at night.

Dr. McCulla brings relief to people suffering from sleep apnea through oral appliance therapy (OAT). He offers OAT through creating a custom fabricated mouth piece that is similar to a retainer. The mouth piece works by repositioning the jaw and pushing the tongue forward to keep the airway open. The oral appliance is a treatment option for patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea and for those who are unable to wear their Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) mask. It is also a viable solution for people who frequently travel and those in the military.

In addition to the presentation, Dr. McCulla will be offering a free airway screening to those who feel that they might be at risk for having sleep apnea and free in-office evaluations. The screening will take place after the discussion.

To learn more information or to schedule a free consultation, call (209)-667-7889 or visit http://www.turlockdentalcare.com. To find out if you are at risk for having sleep apnea, take a quick, five minute preliminary evaluation at http://www.SleepTest.com.                            

ABOUT DR. McCULLA – Dr. McCulla received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Southern California and a DDS Degree from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. He is passionate about staying current with the most advanced and effective treatments in order to ensure that patients receive the highest quality care. Dr. McCulla and his team regularly attend courses on restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, orthodontics, Invisalign, and periodontal therapy. They also attend many courses that focus on listening and communicating with each other and our patients. Dr. McCulla also teaches other dentists about communication skills and assists them in helping their patients.

ABOUT SLEEPTEST.COM - SleepTest.com is an online resource dedicated to educating the public on the dangers of untreated sleep apnea and treatment options. The goal is to offer a free preliminary online screening that can help identify people who may be at risk for this sleep disorder. The sleep test evaluation is quick and easy, and can be completed in about 5 minutes.

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