Is Sleep Apnea A Big Deal?

Categories: Sleep Apnea

Is Sleep Apnea a Big Deal?Have you postponed treatment for your sleep apnea, because even though you have been diagnosed with the condition you don’t really think it’s that big of a deal? Many patients whose family members urge them to seek treatment, don’t consider the actual side effects that can be caused by sleep apnea. From increased risk of high blood pressure and heart disease, to problems with depression, irritability and an inability to concentrate, there are a number of potential symptoms of sleep apnea, not to mention the general inability to get a good night’s sleep. So if you’ve delayed talking to your dentist about treatment options of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, now is time to reconsider. Schedule an appointment to find out how a minimally invasive treatment could help you – and your loved ones – rest easier knowing you have taken an important step to improve your health.

How Can a Dentist Help You Control Your OSA?

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) occurs because a person is unable to breath properly during sleep, due to a blockage of the airway. Therefore, treatments for sleep apnea are designed to keep this airway clear throughout the night, preventing the momentarily lapses in breathing which can lead to a host of side effects related to both a person’s sleep, and his or her overall health.

In many cases, a simple oral appliance (like a mouthguard) can help to combat sleep apnea, by keeping the jaw in a comfortable position that allows air to flow freely as one sleeps. Talk to your dentist, to determine if a custom sleep appliance could be the solution for treating your OSA.

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!