Sleep disordered breathing such as snoring and sleep apnea can be managed with something as simple as a custom mouthpiece. If you always feel tired or your sleep partner complains of snoring, it’s time to speak to a professional.
But where should you turn first? Your doctor? A pulmonologist? If you’re due for a dental checkup, our Las Colinas dentists can help!
Oral Sleep Appliances
Unlike CPAP equipment that forces air into your lungs, an oral sleep appliance opens your airway naturally. The custom-made mouthpiece positions your lower jaw so that soft tissues don’t block off the back of your throat.
When you wear your sleep appliance, there’s no bulky equipment to get in the way. Instead, you can breathe normally and see an improvement in your sleep quality as quickly as the first night’s use.
Advantages of Oral Sleep Apnea Appliances
• Doesn’t bother others around you
• Easy to travel with
• Can be combined with CPAP
• Ideal for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
• May eliminate the need for a CPAP
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
Do you suspect that you or a loved one has a sleeping disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea? Getting screened early can prevent serious health consequences.
Some of the things our Las Colinas sleep dentists will look for include worn or flat teeth, broken dental work, signs of teeth grinding (bruxism,) a large neck circumference, weight gain, high blood pressure, and fatigue.
Sleep Dentistry in Irving & Las Colinas
Our dentist can screen for sleeping disorders and work with your specialist to determine if apnea is present. In some cases, you can even have a take-home sleep study performed for formal diagnosis without an overnight trip to the sleep lab.
Request an appointment with our Las Colinas sleep apnea dentist today for more information.