Snoring & Sleep Apnea Therapy in Plano - CPAP, Oral Appliances & More
Most people who have significant sleep apnea wouldn’t even think about it -- it’s the other symptoms that cause nuisance. Extreme sleepiness, chronic headaches, inability to focus, and other physical ailments can be indicators of a sleep disorder.
If you’re curious about whether you have sleep apnea, and how you can go about treating it, our dental office is happy to offer oral appliance sleep apnea treatment in Plano, TX.
Why Choose Oral Appliance Therapy over CPAP?
In effectively treating sleep apnea, it’s important to keep airway passages open and promote the flow of air. For those who have been diagnosed with the condition, the closure of airways and the inability to catch your breath is what causes you to continually awaken during sleep.
There are typically two ways to promote open airways and free airflow:
CPAP Machine – CPAP, or a positive airway pressure appliance, uses a mask, worn over your nose and mouth to pump air into passage ways.
Oral Appliance – These devices, which look like mouth guards, hold your jaw at an appropriate angle, so that airway collapse doesn’t occur and you are able to breathe normally while sleeping.
While CPAP is usually the first line of defense against sleep apnea, many patients find the equipment too bulky and are uncomfortable with the forced air emitted by the machine. For patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea, an oral appliance proves to be more comfortable and just as effective at allowing them to breathe more easily.
Getting Treatment for Sleep Apnea in Plano, TX
Our dental office offer patients an at-home initial sleep apnea screening, rather than sending them to a sleep clinic. If you do have sleep apnea, the next step involves seeing a sleep physician for a complete diagnosis.
If an oral appliance is decided on being effective for your case, our dental office will fabricate, deliver and maintain your oral appliance. We can help enjoy a much improved night’s sleep, and freedom from bothersome sleep apnea side effects. Drs. Williams and Sivie work closely with sleep apnea patients to ensure ideal care. Even if you don’t have teeth, we can fit you with an oral appliance for the treatment of sleep apnea.
Enjoy Improved Wellness – Learn More about Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea!
If you have questions about sleep apnea – whether you have the condition and how you can treat it – contact Williams & Sivie to get started with your initial sleep apnea evaluation. Even if you aren’t a primary dental patient at our office, you can still be seen for sleep apnea treatment. Our dental team will work in conjunction with your general dentist for continuity of care.
Get in touch our Plano sleep apnea dentists today for more information.