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At our sleep apnea clinic, Dr. Dahan prides himself in providing quality care for temporomandibular disorders, bruxism, and sleep disordered breathing, including snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
Our center uses only proven, holistic, and nonsurgical therapies in alleviating your pain and sleep disorders. With Dr. Dahan, you can rest assured that you are in capable and caring hands!
Dr. Dahan is a published author and has lectured at Harvard University, Tufts University, and McGill University. He has a “Qualified Dentist” designation with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. His previous industry roles include sitting on the advisory committee of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines and teaching sleep and pain to dental residents at McGill University. Dr. Dahan recently won the Top 40 Under Forty Award from the prestigious Ottawa Business Journal. He lives in Ottawa with his wife and three young children.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Our TMJ & Sleep Apnea Clinic
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While anyone can have sleep apnea from children to slender patients, there are a few risk factors associated with the disorder. These include:
- Excess weight
- Large neck size
- Middle age
- Male gender
- Women after menopause
- High blood pressure
- Family history
If you suffer from sleep apnea, schedule a consultation at our sleep apnea clinic by calling (613) 454-1854. During the consultation, he’ll review your oral health and determine if you would benefit from undergoing a sleep study.
The most common cause of obstructive sleep apnea is obesity. This is because obesity is linked to excess soft tissues in your throat and mouth. When you sleep, your soft tissue tends to relax and can cause your airway to become blocked.
When your airway becomes completely blocked, your breathing stops for 10 to 20 seconds or until the brain senses the apnea and signals to the body to begin airflow.
Sleep apnea is classified by severity. Mild sleep apnea is greater than 5 apneas per hour but less than 15, moderate is greater than 15 but less than 30, and severe is greater than 30 apneas in an hour.
Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder where your breathing suddenly stops and starts throughout the night. The loss of oxygen has been linked to serious health consequences if left untreated. These include:
- High blood pressure
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Heart disease
- Chronic fatigue
Luckily, with proper treatment, you can begin to reverse the harmful effects of sleep apnea. If you or a loved one has sleep apnea, schedule a consultation at our sleep apnea clinic by calling (613) 454-1854. If you’re diagnosed with sleep apnea, we can begin treatment right away.
There are a few natural remedies that may help alleviate your symptoms. However, the best way to put an end to your pain is to use natural remedies in conjunction with trusted techniques. Natural remedies include:
- Eating softer foods
- Limiting jaw movements
- Jaw exercises
- Ice or heat
- Over-the-counter pain relievers
If you have TMD, schedule a consultation with Dr. Dahan by calling (613) 454-1854. During the consultation, he’ll review your oral health and determine if you would benefit from an oral device. You don’t have to power through your pain from TMD– Dr. Dahan and our team are here to help.