Do you suspect that someone in your family has sleep apnea? If they are suffering from sleep apnea, or if you are, too, you might be at your wits end because you’ve tried different products to treat sleep apnea, but you soon realize that nothing seems to work!
If you answered “yes” to the above question, you can be certain that our Houston dentists have the best solutions for you! Our dentists strive to help you and your family members get a restful, peaceful night’s sleep. After you take advantage of our sleep apnea treatment, the only question you’ll ask yourself is why you haven’t scheduled your appointment with us sooner!
Sleep apnea solutions
When you come in for your sleep apnea consultation, we will determine if you are a suitable candidate for sleep apnea treatment. In order to determine if sleep apnea is present, a sleep study must be conducted by a trained professional. Based on the results of the study, your natural breathing patterns during your sleep will be evaluated and analyzed. If these signs suggest that sleep apnea exists, we will help you decide which method is best for you based on your personal preferences and health needs.
Our Houston dentists actually recommend two solutions that are extremely effective and safe for our sleep apnea patients:
- The CPAP machine (Continuous Positive Air Pressure)—This is an oral sleep guard that harmlessly, painlessly, and effectively treats obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is the most common form of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when the soft tissues of your throat or mouth block your airflow. During the night while you sleep, the CPAP machine pumps continuous air pressure into your body at a steady rate according to your regular sleep patterns.
- A mouth appliance—This type of sleep apnea mouth guard is to be worn at night, and is an alternative to the CPAP. The mouth guard prevents your lower jaw from retracting while you sleep; thus prohibiting a constricted airway. The mouth appliance is effective, comfortable to wear, and painless, too.
Both of these sleep apnea products have proven their success time and time again. Actually, our patients continually thank us for giving them a peaceful night’s sleep, and alleviating their sleep apnea symptoms.
Are you ready to treat your sleep apnea?
So whether you choose the CPAP machine or the mouth appliance, you will definitely experience a restful night’s sleep—and your family will, too! That means you won’t have to wake up in the middle night because of your sleep apnea symptoms, and no more feeling sluggish the next day because of interrupted sleep.
If you are ready to get rid of your sleep apnea symptoms, and you’re ready for an uninterrupted night’s sleep, call Dr. Hedge or Dr. Frazar today!