When sleep apnea goes untreated it can be extremely dangerous for our patients. Just as with other health conditions, untreated sleep apnea can lead to a variety of comorbidities and health complications. From an increased risk of cardiovascular disease to diabetes, the negative effects of sleep apnea are nothing to be ignored. To help your patients gain a better understanding, here are a few of the negative effects associated with untreated sleep apnea:
By gaining a better understanding of the negative effects of untreated sleep apnea, we can continue to improve the services we provide our patients. And, the more they know, the better prepared they are to tackle their symptoms and seek proper treatment from your office.
As you can see in the above infographic, more than 12 million people are currently suffering from sleep apnea. However, there are millions who don’t seek treatment for their symptoms because they simply believe they just didn’t get enough sleep. Through continuing education you can improve the services you offer your patients while providing a service majority of Dentists don’t currently offer.
Take the next step toward setting your practice apart from your competition by attending an upcoming lecture. And, as always, please contact my office for more information–I am always available to answer questions and provide guidance along the way!