Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) September 22, 2016
Patients who suffer from sleep apnea in Jacksonville, FL, can now turn to Dr. Kathryn E. Ryan with Parkway Prosthodontics for treatment of the potentially dangerous condition. Dr. Ryan is pleased to announce that she now utilizes the i-CAT® 3D Cone Beam CT imaging system at her state-of-the-art practice when creating a treatment plan for patients with apnea-related snoring.
Sleep apnea is a condition in which patients fail to breathe properly while they are asleep. They may stop breathing hundreds of times every night, which means they do not have enough time in the most beneficial type of sleep, REM sleep. Without treatment, patients often experience loud snoring, headaches, extreme daytime drowsiness, and falling asleep during the day. Although this may only seem like an inconvenience, the true danger of sleep apnea is the strain it can put on a patient’s heart, and the potential for patients to not receive enough oxygen. If left untreated, the condition can increase a patient’s chances of being involved in a major accident, lead to heart attacks, as well as other life-threatening conditions.
To keep sleep apnea from causing patients in Jacksonville, FL, harm, Dr. Ryan has begun utilizing the i-CAT® 3D Cone Beam CT imaging system. This system allows her to capture a clear, 3D image of the mouth and throat so she can tell exactly what is causing the issue. Potential causes for the condition include obesity, large tongue or tonsils, or a small jaw bone. Family history, age and gender are all predictors of the disease as well. When Dr. Ryan understands the underlying conditions that may be causing the sleep apnea, she can create a better treatment plan that combats the problem and restores patients’ ability to sleep well.
Patients with sleep apnea in Jacksonville, FL, do not have to tolerate living with the condition untreated. Those who are interested in learning more about stopping their snoring can contact Dr. Ryan’s office by calling 866-902-7710.
About the Doctor
Parkway Prosthodontics is a prosthodontics practice located in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Kathryn E. Ryan specializes in prosthodontics, esthetic and implant dentistry. She holds a Certificate of Specialty in Prosthodontics and a Master of Science Degree from Marquette University School of Dentistry, and is a Fellowship trained in implant surgery from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Dr. Ryan is a member of the American Dental Association, International Team for Implantology, Northeast District Dental Association, among others, and participates in the Jacksonville Dental Society Study Club, Beaches Study Club and Jacksonville Women’s Dental Society Study Club, to name a few. Dr. Ryan and her team are committed to providing patients with quality care using state- of-the-art techniques and equipment. To learn more about Parkway Prosthodontics and the services they offer please visit their website at http://www.parkwaypros.com or call (866) 902-7710 to schedule an appointment.