Sleep Apnea Treatment
in Dallas, TX

Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep-related disorders. The disorder occurs when there is an obstruction to the airway during sleep, preventing an individual from breathing easily and properly throughout the night.

At Dallas Center for Oral Health and Wellness, our dentists have the training and expertise in sleep apnea treatment in Dallas, TX, to resolve sleep apnea symptoms and improve your quality of life. If you suspect that you or someone you love might be suffering from the exhausting effects of sleep apnea, please don’t hesitate to call us!

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What are the types of sleep apnea?

More than 18 million adults suffer from sleep apnea. While obstructive sleep apnea is the most prevalent type of sleep apnea, central sleep apnea and complex sleep apnea are also experienced by individuals.

  • Obstructive sleep apnea occurs due to a blockage of the airway. Usually, this blockage is by a relaxed tongue and lower jaw.
  • Central sleep apnea occurs due to a lack of communication between the brain and the muscles that control breathing. Somewhere, a breakdown occurs, and the body forgets to breathe — emergency signals are sent to resume breathing.
  • Complex sleep apnea syndrome is a combination of obstructive and central sleep apnea.
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What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

Individuals with sleep apnea are not always quick to pinpoint their lack of energy and disturbed nights of sleep. Sleep apnea can be misdiagnosed for a long period of time. However, if you experience the following sleep apnea symptoms, we encourage you to contact our office for a complete evaluation.

  • Loud, chronic snoring
  • Frequent waking throughout the night (often noticed by a partner sleeping nearby)
  • Daytime exhaustion, confusion, irritability, and depression
  • Morning headaches
  • Difficulty concentrating

Loud snoring, chronic fatigue, loss of concentration, and other results of sleep apnea can cause noticeable problems with your sleep and day-to-day life.

How is sleep apnea treated?

For years, obstructive sleep apnea was treated with a continuous positive airway pressure machine, also known as the CPAP. Fortunately, there is now a simpler alternative to a noisy machine. Sleep apnea can be treated with a custom-fitted oral appliance that holds the lower jaw in place to prevent airway blockages. It may also be treated with lifestyle changes. At Dallas Center for Oral Health and Wellness, we invite patients in for an exam and medical history review before being fitted for a custom oral appliance to ensure it can provide reliable snoring relief. If you think you might benefit from our sleep apnea treatment options, contact us today.

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