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:Get a Better Night's Sleep Read Transcript
Sleep apnea is a new hot topic in dentistry. It's basically a sleep disorder. Some of the classic signs with that is a person who snores, a person who has shallow breathing during their sleep. Even with kids, it's been linked with hyperactivity in school. Some of the side effects with sleep apnea are patients that are heavy, they have a hard time breathing with that.
When I see signs or when I do a first my oral exam and I see signs that patient might have sleep apnea, I work with a patient's medical doctor, might send them for a sleep study, and depending on the sleep study, I work with a medical doctor and see what kind of appliance is best for the patient. The doctor, depending on what results they're getting from the sleep study, they might want to put the patient on the CPAP or a dental appliance.
So when we go on from there with that, we also ... as time goes on and we see the progress and what's happening that way, a patient can really benefit from these sleep appliances, and they can sleep better and prevent some of the complications that come with sleep apnea. It's really important for my patients to get their proper sleep so during the day they're not tired and they don't know ... if they can't figure out why they're tired or if they have a spouse that's telling them that they're snoring, which is one of the classic signs of sleep apnea, I want to make sure they can get their proper rest at night so they can give their best.
- 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
Dr. Bhatti 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. You can also request an appointment using our convenient online form.