Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) is a widespread issue that affects millions of people according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
LA PLATA, Md. (PRWEB) September 19, 2018
Dr. Patrick Cieplak recently completed a continuing education training focused on analyzing and treating issues related to Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) problems like sleep apnea. This course helps him and his team continue to treat patients experiencing issues like excessive snoring, daytime fatigue and headaches by addressing underlying dental problems.
SDB is a widespread issue that affects millions of people according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. During episodes of sleep apnea or other SDB conditions, people stop breathing while they are at rest. During the course of one evening, a sufferer may experience hundreds of moments of being unable to fully breathe. Consequently, he or she may awaken suddenly due to gasping, choking and/or snoring.
Dental practitioners like Dr. Cieplak have discovered that for some patients, managing their SDB may lie in making a connection between the teeth, gums and jaw and the disordered breathing. For instance, some respond well to working with their dentists to treat SDB and reduce the condition’s overall effects using orthodontics.
Because each case of SDB is unique, one treatment type does not fit every situation. As the continuing education course explained, certain SDB patients may respond well to having an adjustment of an improper bite, or malocclusion, in La Plata, MD. Malocclusions occur when the teeth do not fit together precisely, making it challenging or impossible for the jaw to correctly close. After remedying the malocclusion, the patient may find breathing at rest easier, allowing him or her to avoid the long-term complications of SDB including systemic concerns like increased chance of heart disease or stroke.
Those with SDB or sleep apnea can make an appointment with Dr. Cieplak at 301-609-9999 to talk about their difficulty sleeping, snoring and daytime fatigue, and to receive customized, advanced care.
About the Dentist
Dr. Patrick Cieplak is a general dentist offering personalized dental care to patients in La Plata, MD. Dr. Cieplak is dedicated to learning the latest dental techniques and has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education courses. Dr. Cieplak is one of only 3,000 dentists to receive the Academy of General Dentistry’s Master’s Degree and he is a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantology as well as Associate Fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Cieplak Dental Excellence strives to offer each patient customized treatment to help them achieve proper oral health. To learn more about Dr. Cieplak, his team or the services they offer, please visit http://www.patcieplakdds.com or call 301-609-9999 to schedule an appointment.