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Breathless Nights: Understanding Sleep Apnea

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Introduction to Sleep Apnea

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Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder characterized by interruptions in breathing during sleep. These interruptions, known as apneas, can last for several seconds to minutes and may occur multiple times throughout the night. There are three main types of sleep apnea: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), central sleep apnea (CSA), and complex sleep apnea syndrome, also called treatment-emergent central sleep apnea.

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Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

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Persistent fatigue, loud snoring, and abrupt awakenings – key indicators of sleep apnea. Recognizing symptoms is crucial for timely intervention and improved sleep quality

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Loud Snoring

OSA is often accompanied by loud and chronic snoring, though not everyone who snores has sleep apnea.

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Breathing Cessation

Witnessed pauses in breathing during sleep, as reported by a bed partner.

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Difficulty Concentrating

Impaired cognitive function, difficulty concentrating, and memory problems are common in individuals with untreated sleep apnea.

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Daytime Sleepiness

Individuals with sleep apnea often experience excessive fatigue and drowsiness during waking hours, impacting their daily activities.

Health Impact of Sleep Apnea

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Sleep Apnea - Precision Dentistry of Howard

Sleep Apnea isn’t solely a sleep disturbance; it’s a condition intricately woven into your overall health. Studies establish a concerning correlation between untreated Sleep Apnea and a range of serious health issues. From cardiovascular concerns like hypertension and heart disease to an increased risk of stroke and diabetes, the health implications extend far beyond restless nights. This section delves deep into these connections, offering comprehensive insights into how Sleep Apnea affects your body, emphasizing the urgency of management for a healthier, more balanced life.

Importance of Managing Sleep Apnea

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Understanding the pivotal role of managing Sleep Apnea is the first step towards reclaiming restful nights and revitalized days. Discover the critical significance of addressing Sleep Apnea and how it influences your overall well-being.

Enhanced Quality of Sleep

Effectively managing sleep apnea contributes to improved sleep quality, allowing individuals to experience restorative and uninterrupted sleep.

Improved Mental Health
Adequate and uninterrupted sleep plays a vital role in maintaining mental health, and managing sleep apnea can contribute to a more stable and positive emotional well-being.
Enhanced Cognitive Function

Treating sleep apnea is linked to improved cognitive function, including better concentration, memory, and overall cognitive performance.

Improved Respiratory Health

Sleep apnea is associated with respiratory issues. Effectively managing the condition can contribute to improved respiratory health.

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Sleep Apnea FAQs

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Get Answers: Expert Solutions and Clarifications to Your Sleep Apnea Queries – A Resource to Unravel the Mysteries!
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep Apnea is a sleep disorder causing breathing interruptions. These pauses affect sleep quality and overall health. Proper management is crucial.
Common symptoms include loud snoring, gasping for air during sleep, daytime fatigue, and morning headaches. Consultation for evaluation is recommended.
Diagnosis involves sleep studies, evaluating symptoms, and sometimes using specialized home tests to monitor sleep patterns.
Treatments range from lifestyle changes to medical devices like CPAP machines or oral appliances. Surgical options are available in severe cases.
Yes, untreated Sleep Apnea can contribute to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other health problems.
While not always curable, effective management significantly improves symptoms and overall health.
Weight management, avoiding alcohol, quitting smoking, and better sleep habits contribute to managing Sleep Apnea.
Long-term risks include cardiovascular problems, daytime fatigue leading to accidents, and decreased quality of life.
Specialized healthcare providers offer guidance on treatment, lifestyle changes, and long-term management strategies.
Yes, poor sleep quality affects mood, concentration, and can contribute to anxiety and depression. Managing Sleep Apnea aids mental well-being.

Meet Our Doctor

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Proudly Serving the Green Bay Community
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Craig O’Donoghue, DDS
Dr. O’Donoghue earned his dental degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry after doing his undergraduate work at the University of Alaska in Anchorage and Fairbanks. He has taken extensive postgraduate education in the areas of cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, full mouth reconstruction, dentures, IV sedation, oral surgery, and more, allowing him to provide his patients with comprehensive care to achieve the healthy, beautiful smiles of their dreams.
His commitment to lifelong education ensures the highest level of care, both today and tomorrow. In his spare time, Dr. O’Donoghue enjoys cooking and baking with his daughters, gardening, hunting, fishing, and beekeeping.

Patient Testimonials

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Discover the heartfelt stories of satisfied patients at Precise Dentistry of Howard in glowing testimonials of exceptional dental care.
Trueblood 63
3 weeks ago
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My experience with Precision Dentistry has been stellar and a blessing. If you are looking for a one-stop shop (extractions, implants, full mouth reconstruction, etc.) as well as very personalized and accommodating care, then Precision Dentistry should be your choice. Unlike the corporate run, impersonal dental offices that I have experienced, Precision Dentistry provides expert and patient-focused care. Dr. O'Donoghue listens to your needs/issues, carefully explains his diagnosis and options in an easily understandable fashion, and works diligently to deliver the final result in the desired timeframe. After being warned by multiple dentists for years that my teeth were very worn and that I would start experiencing cracked teeth, root canals/crowns, implants, etc., I could choose to address these problems as they arose or do a full-mouth reconstruction. Having yet another cracked, abscessed tooth, I visited Dr. O'Donoghue for advice based upon a referral from another Green Bay dentist - it should be noted that I reside part time on an Island 3 hours from Green Bay. During this initial meeting in mid-July, I told Dr. O'Donoghue that I'd been waiting for 3 weeks for Door County Oral Surgeons to schedule an appointment to extract the troublesome tooth. He took an X-ray and advised that he could extract the tooth that day rather than having me wait for an Oral Surgeon appointment. I said: let's do it. The tooth was successfully extracted; he also did a bone graft to prep for an implant. He then reviewed his 20+ years of experience in full mouth reconstructions, advised that he preferred the durability and consistent look of zirconium crowns (versus a mix and match of crowns and veneers), and outlined his background in working with and accommodating patients who reside hours away from his office (he practiced in Alaska for a couple of decades, where patients traveled great distances). I also advised that I planned to leave the Island for my permanent residence in California at the end of October and asked if there was enough time to do the full-mouth reconstruction before the end of October (every other dentist that I spoke to in Door County and Green Bay said: no). Dr. O'Donoghue said: yes. Dr. O'Donoghue also reviewed crown pricing, which is $1000 less per tooth than the price that my California dental office quoted to me a year ago. In this regard, my California dental office transitioned from a family-style dentist to a corporate-style office a decade or so ago and has a revolving door of new, recently graduated dentists. Besides the cost, this is the other reason why I'd been hesitant to proceed with a full-mouth reconstruction with my California dental office. Precision Dental's boutique-style of expert service and reasonable pricing eliminated my concerns in proceeding. It is now the beginning of October and I have 27 zirconium crowns and the implant prepped for the tooth that was extracted in mid-July - Dr. O'Donoghue will make and install the implant (28th crown) when I return to Wisconsin in May 2024. I'm closing in on my 60th birthday and I must say that this is the best medical/dental care that I have experienced in my lifetime. In this regard, not only is Dr. O'Donoghue a gem, but so are his assistants (Katerina and Sophia). Thank you Precision Dentistry!
Brian Motkowski
1 month ago
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The whole experience went excellent. Everyone was very thorough. The dentist was especially thorough explaining the whole process. When I left I felt a lot better about the implant process.
Becky V
2 months ago
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Absolutely fabulous implant consultation. Both Katrina and Dr. Craig were extremely thorough. They walked us through the entire implant process. Showing us the differences, explaining how each one functions as well as walked us through step by step how the process would begin. Highly recommend.
Nick Elmazi (Sal's Pizza)
2 months ago
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Very knowledgeable in all aspects of dentistry. They do great work along with getting you in for any/all emergency needs.
Pam Lacount
4 months ago
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I want to thank everyone for the best pain free tooth extraction I've ever experienced. Doc was right when he commented the worst it tastes the better it works. 😎 Even after the numbing wore off I (my nosey tongue) had to check and see if it was really gone because there was no pain. I'm not complaining !! Thanks again, Pam
Michelle Short
6 months ago
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I came to the office at Precision Dental of Howard for a consult about tooth implants to replace two teeth that I had extracted. Prior to the extractions, I had an ongoing infection in my mouth that 2 dentists, 2 ENT's, and an oral surgeon could not figure out. I had one x-ray at Precision Dental, and Dr. O'Donoghue was able to tell me more about the possible origins of the infection than all of the providers that I had seen combined. The news was not great, but I was so grateful for his expertise and explanation of what may be going on. Clearly, he has so much knowledge to share, and truly wants to help people. I am beyond appreciative that I may be finally figuring out the source of the infection, and taking steps to once again have a healthy mouth and smile. It has been a very long road. Very happy to have found him!
Andrey Okhman
9 months ago
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Amazing place. Had a problem where I needed a crown on one of my tooth and Craig and his team did an amazing job.
Cynthia BIelawski
10 months ago
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Dr. O’Donoghue I have to tip my hat to you and bow!!! You made me feel very comfortable and I am a person who came to you for help with a mouth full of failed teeth and a white knuckle fear of the dentist. Your skills are quite extensive and your nature is kind, honest and gentle. In addition your staff is also splendid and very supportive and helpful. Katarina and Sophia, I can’t thank you enough and it is such a comfort, to me, as a patient, that you all work in sync with each other. Blessings to you all!!!
dana black
10 months ago
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I had the best experience and the price was less than others!! I had an implant and there was no pain and it looks great too!!! Dr O and his team are so so friendly. If you need any work done, see him. He also removes wisdom teeth, I wish he was in town sooner to have done my sons!! Great dental experiences for sure!!!!
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