Sleep Apnea and Oral Appliance
Many patients cannot stand using a CPAP machine for their sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is very successfully treated in our Pasadena Texas dental office with a custom made Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance. We are trained to work with medical doctors to offer oral appliances that treat sleep apnea.
Is your wife, husband or bed partner distressed because your snoring kept them up all night?
Snoring is often the least of your problems. Snoring is huge predicator of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Over 22 million Americans suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. However, up to 80% of them are undiagnosed. Not knowing you have it, or ignoring it, won’t make it go away. Plus, if left untreated sleep apnea can lead to serious health problems ranging from diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and even a stroke.
Sleep apnea is a condition that causes you to literally STOP BREATHING in your sleep, several times a night! This repeated oxygen emergency causes trauma to your brain, organs, body and hear. Obstructive sleep apnea is truly a life-threatening condition.
Sleep Apnea Symptoms:
- Choking or gasping for air at night
- Sore/dry throat upon awaking
- Morning headaches
- Loud thunderous snoring
- Fatigue – Tired all day
- Irritability, depression, anxiety
Sleep Apnea has been linked to:
- Heart attack and Heart Failure
- High Blood Pressure
Achieving more restful sleep and lessening the destructive effects of OSA will improve your life and enhance your overall health. This can be easily accomplished with a dental oral appliance. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has issued new guidelines stating that oral appliances are now recommended as the first option for mild to moderate sleep apnea and the next option for patients who can’t tolerate their Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP) machine consistently.
Oral Dental Appliance Therapy works by moving the jaw downward and forward. This action opens up the airway. It is simple to use and offers many advantages of a CPAP.
Get the best medical and dental care for you and your family. See how our Pasadena Texas Dental office is leading they way in sleep apnea treatment. Call us today at 832-487-0647 or visit us at 3421 Burke Rd #1, Pasadena, Texas 77504.