Sleep apnea is a very serious condition that not only can leave you tired and irritable during the day, but is also linked to high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease. But is it true that tooth extractions can cause sleep apnea?
First, let’s take a look at why those who blame tooth extraction for OSA think it could be possible.
- They claim tooth extractions narrow the jaw.
- Because the jaw is narrowed, there is less room for the tongue, forcing it back and comprising the airway.
So is that true?