We Have Treatment Solutions For Snoring and Sleep Apnea

We Have Treatment Solutions For Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Jun 16, 2016

In addition to offering comprehensive dental care, your Frisco family dentist is also dedicated to helping you enjoy the best possible quality of life. We offer treatment options for patients who suffer from snoring or a sleep disorder, including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Often a sign of a sleep disorder, snoring can keep you from getting a good night’s rest and result in both health risks and symptoms that can affect your daily life. Our amazing staff will work with you and coordinate any necessary diagnostic sleep studies with your general physician to determine the cause of your snoring and best possible treatment options. OSA can be a life-threatening disorder if it is untreated, greatly increasing your risk for stroke, heart attack, and other major health concerns.

Are You At Risk For OSA?

Understanding and recognizing the common risk factors for sleep apnea is important- seeking early treatment can have the best results and avoid other complications. For many patients, lifestyle changes can alleviate symptoms and improve overall health. Other common risk factors include:

  • Being overweight or obese
  • Having a larger neck circumference
  • Being a smoker
  • Having high blood pressure

OSA is also more common in men than women, especially those over 40 or has a family history of sleep disorders. If you are concerned that you may be at risk for OSA, speak with your dentist about it to ensure that you are evaluated and treated if necessary. We offer treatment for sleep apnea and snoring that is comfortable and effective.

What Is Oral Appliance Therapy?

We can make a custom fir sleep appliance that has been proven effective in treating patients diagnosed with a mild to moderate sleep disorder, including OSA. This oral appliance will fit much like a sports mouth guard and will serve to position the jaw and/or tongue to maintain an open airway and relieve your symptoms.

Oral appliance therapy is an alternative to the CPAP, one that patients are more likely to comply with due to the ease of use and convenience. Daily prescribed use of your sleep appliance is the key to improving your health and reducing the health risks associated with OSA. We will monitor your progress and symptoms during routine dental visits and make personalized recommendations for lifestyle changes that can enhance your treatment and have you feeling better overall!

Contact us in Frisco or Little Elm today by calling 972-987-4899.

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