If left untreated, sleep apnea can contribute to a number of serious health problems, including:
- High blood pressure
- Weight gain
- Liver problems
- Heart failure
- Memory loss
- Heart disease
Untreated sleep apnea can also have more immediate dangerous effects. Patients with sleep apnea frequently experience daytime fatigue and drowsiness, which can lead to falling asleep at times when it may not be appropriate, such as behind the wheel of your car.
Our dentist, Dr. Chetan Parikh, and the dental team at Chetan Parikh, DMD, MDS are committed to helping you avoid these serious health disorders. To learn more about sleep apnea and how it can be treated, call or visit our dental office in Rockville, Maryland. Our knowledgeable dental team is always happy to answer your questions!