Sleep Apnea Treatment – Rowlett, TX
Stop Snoring & Feel Great in the Morning Again
Snoring is an annoying sound. We all know that. But did you know that snoring is oftentimes a symptom of a potentially serious condition called sleep apnea? If you snore or live with someone who does, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at our Rowlett office. Our dentists provide non-invasive oral appliance therapy to eliminate snoring and put an end to sleep apnea. Become a former snorer – everyone in your household will be glad you did!
Why Choose Rowlett Dental Associates for Sleep Apnea Treatment?
- Sleep appliances specially made for every patient
- Proven to stop chronic snoring
- Viable alternative to CPAP therapy & corrective surgery
Do I have sleep apnea?
If you have trouble waking up and then remain groggy throughout the day, you may suffer from sleep apnea. This common condition occurs when breathing stops repeatedly during the night for periods of ten seconds or longer. When the brain senses a lack of oxygen, it tells the body to wake up. Sufferers often gasp for air, causing them to awaken entirely or enter a shallower sleep stage. Untreated sleep apnea not only inhibits restful slumber, but it also increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other whole-body health complications.
What causes sleep apnea?
When we sleep, tissues in the body relax. Air passageways can collapse and obstruct airflow. The tongue may fall back to block the throat. Enlarged anatomical structures and obesity also contribute to sleep apnea. Snoring occurs when tissues vibrate as a result of air forcing its way through narrowed passages.
What’s oral appliance therapy?
Oral appliances to prevent snoring and sleep apnea look like athletic mouthguards. Our team uses the Herbst appliance, one of only three appliances currently accepted by Medicare as appropriate for the treatment of sleep apnea. Your custom-made oral appliance will fit comfortably and deliver relief from snoring and the dangerous side effects of sleep apnea. You’ll get the restorative slumber you need for a healthy lifestyle.