Effective Sleep Apnea Treatment In Friendswood
What is Sleep Apnea?
Do you snore a lot? Do you feel tired, no matter how much you sleep? Wake up with headaches? Do you get sleepy when you drive? Are you having problems with your memory? If you said yes, it is possible you suffer from Sleep Apnea.
Sleep Apnea is a sleeping disorder. The cause of sleep apnea is interrupted breathing when you sleep. This interrupted breathing can lead to less oxygen reaching your brain. When you stop breathing during your sleep, your brain wakes you up long enough to start breathing again. These frequent sleep interruptions can happen hundreds of times during the night and are why sleep apnea patients often experience morning headaches and fatigue.
There are two types of sleep apnea: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and central sleep apnea. Your dentist can help treat OSA.
What are the Dental Treatments for OSA?
Diagnosis for OSA is done through a medical doctor. Once you know you have OSA, there are a few treatments available. We often recommend Oral Appliance Therapy. Oral Appliance Therapy uses a dental splint that is made to keep your jaw in a position that leaves your airway open.
What is the benefit of Oral Appliance Therapy?
- Easy To Wear: Your oral appliance should slide comfortably into place.
- Portable: Oral appliances are small and discreet. They are easily carried in your luggage or purse when traveling.
- Cost Effective: Oral Appliance Therapy is more cost effective than many OSA treatments available today.
How Do I Get Started?
Your oral appliance can be available in a matter of weeks. The first step is to make an appointment with your dentist. A mold is created from your teeth and sent out to a laboratory to be created. Once it is made, you will need a second appointment, where you will try on the appliance. This is where we check for fit and comfort.
It may be necessary to have adjustments made to the device. Once both you and your dentist are satisfied with the appliance, you may take it home and begin using it.
Get Treatment Today. We work with everyone in the Friendswood – League City area and are eager to help you get your sleep back!