Sleep Apnea and Snoring Treatment – Flower Mound, TX
Effective & Convenient Sleep Apnea Solutions
Do you never feel fully rested? Are you being elbowed throughout the night by your partner who says you snore all the time? Have you found yourself nodding off behind the wheel more often than you’d like to admit? If so, then you may be one of the over 20 million Americans who has sleep apnea. This is a serious disorder that can not only rob you of your rest, but your health as well. The team at Flower Mound Family Dentistry can provide a simple and effective treatment to help you overcome your sleep apnea so you can finally feel like yourself again.
Why Choose Flower Mound Family Dentistry for Sleep Apnea Treatment?
Custom-Made Sleep Appliances
for Each Patient
Able to Stop
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a condition where a person temporarily but frequently stops breathing throughout the night. This is usually the result of the soft tissues in the mouth and throat relaxing and collapsing into the airway and blocking it. When this occurs, the body panics and partially wakes up to restore normal breathing. These episodes can happen up to 100 times an hour, and they prevent a person from ever achieving the later, restorative stages of sleep they need to feel energized and focused throughout the day.
Dangers of Sleep Apnea
Beyond causing chronic exhaustion, sleep apnea actually makes a person 3X more likely to get into a motor vehicle accident, which is much worse even compared to excessive drinking! Plus, the constant stoppages in breathing are also very stressful for the heart, as it forces the muscle to work extremely hard to move limited oxygen throughout the body. As a result, blood pressure spikes, and it can remain incredibly high even after a patient is breathing again. Chronic high blood pressure is one of the leading risk factors for stroke and heart attack.
One of the most common and telling symptoms of sleep apnea is excessive snoring, but not everyone who snores has sleep apnea. Regardless, snoring can be tremendously disturbing to a patient’s loved ones and prevent them from sleeping. We can evaluate a patient to determine whether or not their snoring is connected to sleep apnea, and then we can provide a solution to handle either condition to ensure a quiet, restful night.
An Alternative to CPAP:
Oral Appliance Therapy
Have you been diagnosed with sleep apnea, but your CPAP makes you claustrophobic? Can your partner not sleep because of your CPAP machine? Then consider an oral appliance as an option. All a patient has to do is wear a custom-made appliance to bed that slightly shifts the lower jaw forward. This prevents the airway from closing, allowing for uninterrupted breathing during sleep, plus it stops snoring! At Flower Mound Family Dentistry, we offer a variety of oral appliances so we can provide the perfect treatment for each patient:
This is a small device made of molded plastic that is designed to fit over each patient’s unique teeth. Its size makes it very comfortable, and it can be adjusted to create the ideal fit. The material used prevents it from developing unpleasant odors or tastes, and it can be trusted to last for decades with minimal maintenance.
The Panthera is one of the smallest and sleekest oral appliances available today, allowing for optimum comfort. It also allows a patient to move their mouth while wearing it, meaning they can speak and drink normally while getting ready for bed.
Partnered with Sleep Physicians
in Denton County
If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, the team at Flower Mound Family Dentistry will be more than happy to work with your sleep physician to see if you would benefit from an oral appliance. Or, if you think you have sleep apnea and aren’t sure, we can connect you with a certified sleep physician in your area so you can undergo a sleep test. From beginning to end, our team will walk you through the process to help you start getting the rest you need.
Do I Need Sleep Apnea Therapy?
At Flower Mound Family Dentistry, we know that the first step to getting sleep apnea treated is a detailed and accurate diagnosis. Our office plays a major role in helping you get that. To start, we offer the STOP-BANG assessment so you can confirm your symptoms. This quiz asks simple yes or no questions to not only inform you, but Dr. Amin and her team as well. It is the easiest way to assess your current risk for sleep apnea. After you’ve completed it and had a consultation with us, we’ll refer you to a sleep doctor so they can perform a sleep study.