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Sleep Apnea Treatment

Houston Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep Soundly Without Snoring

Everyone knows how beneficial a visit to the dentist is for your oral health. After an appointment, your smile will look and feel fantastic, but what about when you go to sleep that evening? Sure, your smile may be the same, but will you wake up feeling rested? If you talked to your doctor about sleep apnea at your appointment, you will!

Obstructive sleep apnea affects many Americans, however many cases go misdiagnosed or undiagnosed entirely. One common symptom that can be an indicator of sleep apnea is chronic snoring. If your partner complains about your nighttime snoring, then it’s time to talk to the doctor about sleep apnea. Dr. Morency can help!

Why Visit the Dentist?

Sleep apnea occurs when the muscles near the back of the throat relax and obstruct the airway. This causes pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while sleeping and disrupts your normal sleep patterns. These interruptions in your breathing can last between 10 and 20 seconds and can happen 5 to 30 times each hour. Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that can raise your risk of other serious health problems including high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, and diabetes.

Since sleep apnea is a result of soft tissue blocking the airway in the back of your mouth, it makes sense to talk to your dentist about treatment. We even accept medical insurance for our sleep apnea services.

Treatment

We treat sleep apnea in our Houston patients with an oral appliance that aligns your jaw correctly, allowing the muscles to relax without obstructing your airway. We provide Snore Guard® appliances, which keep your airway open and clear, so you can get a restful sleep without worrying about sleep apnea. We’ll custom-fit your device, so each appliance is unique to each individual patient. The device, which you wear to bed, fits over your top teeth, aligning your jaw in a forward position while you sleep.

Treating obstructive sleep apnea effectively can really be a life-changer. Eliminate daytime fatigue, fogginess, and irritability with a good night’s rest. Our minimally invasive, safe, sleep apnea treatments are effective at reducing snoring and opening your airway. Talk to Dr. Morency and his team about how to get the sleep you deserve.