Saturday, 4 August 2012

Sleep Apnea Treatment Dentists

Do You Find Yourself Falling Asleep on the Job? 

If you or a loved one find yourself falling asleep during the day, snoring loudly, or having interrupted breathing during sleep, it may be sleep apnea. The traditional treatment for this condition has been the CPAP device. The patient is fitted with a machine that pumps a continuous stream of air into the nose or mouth throughout the night. Unfortunately, many people find this uncomfortable and discontinue wearing the mask, preventing them from receiving the very care they need! If you have sleep apnea and can’t tolerate or are frustrated with your CPAP, modern dentistry has new treatment options that may help alleviate your symptoms. These appliances are small acrylic devices that fit over the upper and lower teeth, much like an orthodontic retainer or mouth guard. They gently realign your tongue and jaw to open your airway and allow more air flow to your lungs as you sleep. They are easy to place and remove, easy to clean, and convenient for travel. Many patients have used these devices successfully and they are a welcome alternative to CPAP machines. If you snore or a physician has diagnosed you with sleep apnea, give us a call today.

Sleep Apnea Treatment Richardson TX

Richardson Dentistry
1231 East Belt Line Road, Suite 103
Richardson, TX 75081
Phone: (972) 690-8617

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