Sleep Apnea

Sleep Better With Our Treatment
  • Get the high-quality sleep you need to function
  • Snore less or not at all
  • Improve your overall health

Overcome Sleep Apnea in Alameda Corpus Christi

If you roll out of bed still feeling tired or suffer from daytime drowsiness and fatigue on the job, then you could be suffering from sleep apnea in Alameda Corpus Christi. The team at Sabal Dental wants you to know that we can help. After an examination here, we can refer you to a physician to have a sleep study performed to see if you need sleep apnea treatment. Our treatment with a custom oral appliance can allow you to:

  • Avoid having to use a CPAP machine
  • Wake up feeling refreshed and ready to face the day
  • Reduce or eliminate your snoring altogether
  • Lessen your chances of serious health problems
  • Let you and your bed partner get the high-quality sleep you need

Put an end to your dental problems. Call Sabal Dental today at 361-529-9245 to schedule a consultation. Get ready for night after night of great rest!

Sleep Better & Feel Better With Our Help

Your dentist can use a simple oral device to minimize or even eliminate your sleep apnea symptoms. It will rest comfortably in your mouth while you sleep, exerting gentle pressure on your lower jaw. Most patients have little or no difficulty getting used to it.

Here’s how obstructive sleep apnea (the most common type of sleep apnea) works:

  • The soft tissues in the rear of your throat relax and temporarily block your air passages.
  • Your brain is then starved for oxygen, so it signals your body to wake up and take in more air.
  • Sleep apnea sufferers will then breathe normally and drift back to sleep without knowing anything even happened.
  • If you experience severe sleep apnea, this cycle can occur repeatedly – up to hundreds of times a night.

Our custom appliance moves your lower jaw forward enough to keep your airway open during sleep. You’ll experience uninterrupted sleep, plus you’ll snore less since snoring is caused by air moving across those soft tissues.

In addition, the appliance will keep your teeth apart to prevent bruxism (teeth grinding) that could damage your tooth enamel and require crowns or other restorative dental work to repair. Plus, obstructive sleep apnea has been linked to serious health problems like heart attacks and strokes. Treatment now could give you significant health benefits.

Find effective relief for sleep apnea in Alameda Corpus Christi. Call Sabal Dental today at 361-529-9245 to schedule a consultation. Or schedule online.

Common Questions About Sleep Apnea

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea occurs when your tongue and other soft tissues in the back part of your throat relax to the point that they temporarily block your airway. You wake up long enough to take a few normal breaths before drifting back to sleep. For severe sleep apnea sufferers, this cycle can happen dozens of times per hour, usually without your knowledge.

Why is sleep apnea bad?

Sleep apnea disrupts your sleep and keeps you from getting the rest you need to function at a high level each day. This condition has also been linked to other serious health problems such as depression, high blood pressure, heart attacks, and strokes. Getting treatment now will help you sleep better as well as improve your overall health.

How is sleep apnea treated?

For many sufferers of sleep apnea, treatment with an oral appliance will get them the relief they need. It fits comfortably in the mouth, moving the lower jaw forward just a bit to help keep the airway open while sleeping. Severe sleep apnea sufferers may need to use a CPAP machine, which pumps a steady stream of pressurized air through the nose or mouth to make sure the airway stays open.