Where can I find treatment for my 79119 sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder, affecting nearly one in five American adults. If left untreated, the consequences of this disorder can be serious, even potentially life-threatening. Sleep apnea occurs when regular breathing is interrupted during sleep. At Houston, Vlosich & Short, DDS, your 79119 sleep apnea dentist, we can treat your sleep apnea with a custom-designed oral appliance.
Does your partner complain about loud snoring that keeps them up all night? Is your loud snoring causing a strain in your marriage? If so, you may suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of this disorder, and is most prevalent in men, over the age of forty, who are overweight. Most people with sleep apnea are snorers, however, not all snorers have sleep apnea. To diagnose this condition, your doctor will need to conduct a sleep study, to observe you for symptoms while you sleep. Symptoms of sleep apnea include abrupt awakenings, gasping for breath and cessation of breathing. Because sleep apnea disturbs your sleep cycle, you may experience daytime symptoms such as fatigue, headaches and difficulty concentrating. A CPAP machine is a device that supplies air through the nasal passage and uses pressure to keep the airway open while sleeping. Oral appliance therapy has also been proven to effectively treat mild to moderate sleep apnea. Your 79119 sleep apnea dentist will take impressions to customize an oral appliance that shifts and support your jaw to prevent the airway from collapsing. The oral appliance is worn over the teeth, similarly to a retainer, and is comfortable, portable and easy to clean.
At Houston, Vlosich & Short, DDS, your 79119 sleep apnea dentist, our goal is to treat sleep apnea and help you get a good night’s rest. Our friendly staff and expert dentists provide the individualized, compassionate care that you deserve. To learn more about our services, call today.