Have you spent months trying to adjust to a cumbersome Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machine, but still feel bothered by the mask it requires wearing, or the loud noise it makes? Worse, has a loved one complained of the CPAP machine affecting his or her ability to sleep peacefully? Many people don’t realize that dentists now offer a less invasive form of treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a condition which impacts millions of Americans. So if you are one of them, and looking for an alternative to a CPAP machine, talk to your dentist about how a sleep appliance could potentially help you!
Address Sleep Apnea with Minimally Invasive Treatment
Sleep apnea is a dangerous condition, since it involves momentarily lapses in breathing as one sleeps. This can lead to a host of medical problems, including heightened risk of heart disease and stroke. Other common side effects of sleep apnea include irritability, fatigue, problems concentrating, and even depression. Untreated, many patients struggle with high blood pressure, as well.
Fortunately, many dentists offer a treatment for sleep apnea that often proves effective, and one that is less cumbersome than CPAP machines.
Your Dentist Can Help You Sleep More Soundly
Sleep appliances are devices similar to customized mouthguards, only their purpose is to keep the soft tissues from blocking one’s airway during sleep. In doing so, a person can breathe consistently and sleep more soundly. It can also help end loud snoring, which can be a distraction to both the sufferer of sleep apnea and any loved ones sleeping nearby.
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!