Over time, a lack of sleep or poor quality of sleep can take a serious toll on your health. From irritability and problems concentrating during the day, to depression and even an increased risk of heart disease, the potential side effects of poor sleep can be far-reaching and frightening. That’s not to mention the toll poor sleep, and often loud snoring, can have on loved ones. In many cases, symptoms of sleeping disorders can actually be attributed to Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a condition that likely affects nearly 20 million Americans. Fortunately, there are ways to treat this dangerous condition, and in doing so to greatly improve one’s quality of sleep. In fact, you might be pleasantly surprised just how quickly your dentist might be able to help treat your OSA, and leave you feeling much better rested, and healthier and happier, in the process.
How Can a Dentist Help You Sleep Better?
In many cases, OSA can actually be treated through the minimally invasive use of a sleep appliance, similar to a mouthguard. This custom-made piece is designed to gently but effectively keep the jaw in a comfortable and open position throughout the night, so that the airway can no longer be blocked, leading to the episodes of stopped breathing indicative of OSA.
Many patients find that choosing a sleep appliance, like a SomnoDent appliance, can be an effective way of stopping their symptoms of OSA, without the need for more cumbersome options of treatment, such as a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine.
About Your Spring, TX, Sleep Experts:
At Stephens and Gatewood Dentistry, located in Spring, TX, we proudly deliver modern, quality dental care in a welcoming, comfortable environment to patients and families throughout the community. We also offer customized, expert sleep solutions to help you alleviate snoring and sleep apnea symptoms. Though we are located in Spring, we also welcome patients from Houston, The Woodlands, Tomball, Cypress, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation with one of our experts, call Stephens and Gatewood Dentistry today at 281-320-2000. Se Habla Espanol!