Dental professionals are in a perfect position to help save their patient’s teeth by looking for signs of disease in the mouth and teaching prevention strategies. They are also the BEST medical professionals to help patients understand the signs and symptoms displayed by people with dangerous and life threatening disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea.
In this segment, dental hygienist Tricia Vaughn shows us the typical setup for an at home sleep study. She then teaches us some of the most common signs of sleep apnea. This serves as a great reminder to all dental professionals to stay vigilant and on the look out for patient in their chairs.