Sleep Apnea Therapy in Sugar Land
Everyone deserves a relaxing, good night's rest. For patients with sleep apnea, that simply does not happen. The most common type of sleep apnea, called obstructive sleep apnea, occurs when the soft palate collapses and causes a person to stop breathing for 10 second or more at a time. Some patients have central sleep apnea, which happens when the brain forgets to tell the body to breathe during sleep.
When you have sleep apnea, these episodes of not breathing can occur more than 30 times a night, which means you often wake up more tired than when you went to bed. Besides leaving you exhausted, sleep apnea has been linked to more serious health issues, including acid reflux, diabetes, high blood pressure, weight gain, and memory loss. Approximately one in four adults experience sleep apnea, and you become more prone to this problem as you age.
We want you to get the rest you deserve, so Dr. Davey will perform a thorough evaluation, which may include a sleep study. If the dentist confirms sleep apnea, he may recommend an oral appliance. This custom mouthpiece pushes your lower jaw slightly forward to keep the airway open while you sleep.
Oral appliance therapy is an attractive alternative to CPAP, a conventional sleep apnea treatment that many patients cannot tolerate.
For cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, or neuromuscular dentistry to relieve headaches and pain, our expert team will provide an exceptional level of service and care. Call our Sugar Land, TX dental office today for your comprehensive examination and consultation with Dr. Davey. We welcome residents of Sugar Land, Houston, Katy, Richmond, and the surrounding areas.