If left untreated, sleep apnea can increase your risk of developing serious medical conditions, and can threaten your life. Please contact us at 866-54-SLEEP to make your appointment with Dr. Sheldon Sullivan, and begin treating your sleep apnea in Gilbert, Arizona.
Untreated sleep apnea increases the risk of:
- Heart problems – including heart attacks, heart disease, and arrhythmia (irregular heartbeats)
- High blood pressure, also known as hypertension
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Complications with medications and surgery (including general anesthesia)
- Liver problems
- Abnormal cholesterol
- Increased risk of car accidents due to falling asleep at the wheel
Sleep apnea can also cause complications with medications and surgeries. People with obstructive sleep apnea are more likely to experience complications following or during major surgery due to the fact that they are sedated and lying on their backs. If you are scheduled for a surgery, please tell your doctor beforehand that you have sleep apnea, and what type of treatment you are using.
We welcome you to contact our office today for more information on sleep apnea and the dangers it can subject you to if left untreated, and to schedule your consultation with our experienced dentist. We are here to help you improve the quality of your life!