If you have been told that you snore, or if you have trouble getting a good night's rest, you could be suffering from a condition called sleep apnea. At Sealy Dental Center, we provide discreet and comfortable sleep apnea treatment designed for rapid, effective results.
We are proud to offer the very best sleep apnea treatment near Sealy, TX! Get the care that you need from the dental office you trust.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a common condition experienced by an estimated 22 million Americans.
It is characterized by a consistent "stopping and starting" of breath during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea (the most common form of the condition), occurs when the muscles in the throat relax during sleep. Central sleep apnea occurs when the muscles do not get the proper signals from the brain for necessary control. Though obstructive sleep apnea is the most common, some people also experience central sleep apnea, or complex sleep apnea syndrome, a combination of the two.
When left untreated, the syndrome can cause a host of dangerous conditions, including hypertension, memory loss, mood change, weight gain, severe fatigue. and in the most serious cases, death. Studies have shown that when this condition is left untreated, it could increase a person's chance of dying prematurely by 3 times.
What Are The Common Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea?
Are you concerned that you may have sleep apnea? If you suffer from one or more of the following symptoms, you could have this dangerous syndrome:
- Consistent & Heavy Snoring
- Frequent Loss Of Breath While Sleeping
- Regular Fatigue & Lack Of Energy
- Unexplained Weight Gain
- Dry Throat
- Irritability & Mood Swings
What Treatments Are Available For Sleep Apnea?
At Sealy Dental Center, we offer two effective options for treating sleep apnea:
- Custom Snore Guards. A mouth guard designed to be worn at night. This comfortable device widens the back of your airway which properly places the muscles, silences snoring.
- Laser Therapy. If you are a good candidate, our doctors may recommend laser therapy to treat your sleep apnea. Laser therapy tightens the tissue in the mouth, lessening constriction while you sleep.
If our staff feels that you need it, we may also refer you to a sleep specialist for further treatment. Although a sleep study may be ordered at an outside office, we will make the referral process as simple as possible.
We Bill Through Medical Insurance!
Most dentists do not bill through patients' medical insurance for sleep apnea treatment, but we do! This means that you can receive a thorough screening from the dentist you know and trust, without needing to seek out an outside specialist.
If you have questions about the medical insurance billing process, please call today to speak with our patient coordinator!
Schedule Your Sleep Apnea Screening With Sealy Dental Center Today!
Get your sleep apnea under control at our office. Call Sealy Dental Center today to get the help that you need.