a look at diagnosing sleep apnea

A Look at Diagnosing Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a condition defined by a short cessation of breathing while you are asleep. Some signs include teeth with worn enamel and chronic pains within the jaw upon waking. What techniques may be used to effectively diagnose sleep apnea?

– An overnight sleep study is often employed.

– A dentist may examine the condition of your teeth.

– Pain within the jaw could also indicate sleep apnea.

“If your dentist suspects you may be suffering from sleep apnea, he or she can refer you to a sleep specialist”

A further discussion is found below:



Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.