Is Snoring Ruining Your Life? Are You Tired All Day and Have Trouble Sleeping?
Want a Solution to End Snoring and Poor Sleep?
Do loved ones complain that you snore or wake up short of breath during the night? Do you never feel fully rested in the mornings? If so, you suffer from sleep apnea, a common condition that many people do not even know about. .
Sleep apnea commonly goes underdiagnosed because those who are affected are sleeping when symptoms are present. Many times a bed partner or family member will let them know of loud or frequent snoring. Sleep apnea and snoring often occur because your airway becomes blocked by the soft tissue in your throat, often called obstructive sleep apnea.
This means that you are not taking in air and limiting oxygen from getting to your brain. In extreme circumstances, sleep apnea can be deadly!
At McKinney Dentist, we take sleep apnea very seriously and offer patients an effective solution in the form of oral appliance therapy. We customize your oral appliances for you through take-home sleep study kits as well as cone beam CT scans of your jaw and airway. This helps us evaluate how you sleep through the night and how much air you breathe in.
Oral appliances are customized mouth guards that we design specifically to your jaw and bite. Worn while you sleep, oral appliances gently readjust your jaw to open the airway and allow you to breathe without obstruction.
Why Patients Say “Yes!” to Oral Appliance Therapy
The more commonly known solution to sleep apnea is a CPAP machine, which forces sleep apnea patients to wear bulky masks over their face at night as air is forced into their lungs via an often-noisy machine. This can make it very hard for patients and their partners to sleep.
Oral appliances are small and fit right within your mouth, allowing you to sleep in any position comfortably without excessive noise. Oral appliances are also handy for those who travel frequently as they fit right in your toiletries bag! Our patients who choose oral appliance therapy to aid in their sleep apnea condition frequently report a better night’s rest overall and more convenient bedtime routines.
Signs and Symptoms
- You Have Loud and Chronic Snoring
- You Choke, Snort or Gasp For Breath While You’re Sleeping
- Long Pauses While You Sleep
- Daytime Sleepiness No Matter How Much Time You Spend In Bed
- You Wake Up With A Dry Mouth Or Sore Throat
- You Have Morning Headaches and Sometimes They Are Severe
- Restless or Fitful Sleep
- You Experience Insomnia or Nighttime Awakenings
- Frequent Urination During The Night
- Waking Up Feeling Out of Breath
- You Lose Your Ability To Concentrate And Become Forgetful
- Moodiness, Irritability, Depression and Changes In Temperament
- Unexpected Health Issues You Didn’t Have Before
- High Blood Pressure
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