Sleep Apnea

Sleep Better With Our Treatment
  • Breathe easily with a non-intrusive mouthguard
  • Stop snoring so your household gets more rest
  • Avoid health problems linked to sleep apnea

Treat Sleep Apnea In Angleton for a Better Night’s Rest

Stats Image Up to 18 million people in the U.S. have sleep apnea, with up to 4 million suffering from severe sleep apnea. Source.
If you snore so loudly you keep your household awake all night, you may have sleep apnea. In Angleton, our team can treat this harmful condition with a custom-made mouthguard that helps you breathe easily throughout the night. Even if you don’t have apnea, the mouthguard will silence your chronic snoring.

Our sleep apnea treatment will:

  • Keep your airway clear so it’s easy to breathe
  • Allow you to sleep through the night without interruption
  • Help you feel refreshed and rested during the day
  • Provide a less intrusive alternative to a CPAP machine
  • Eliminate unpleasant sleep apnea symptoms like dry mouth, headaches, and irritability
  • Reduce your risk of serious health problems linked to apnea, like high blood pressure and heart disease

If your snoring bothers your housemates, ask us about it at your next dental exam. You can also call 979-291-0952 today to schedule a consultation with your dentist. He will discuss the severity of your symptoms with you. If needed, he can refer you to a physician for a sleep test.

A Custom Mouthguard Is a Comfortable CPAP Alternative

Obstructive sleep apnea happens when your airway becomes blocked while you sleep, which causes you to startle awake as your body tries to breathe. These frequent interruptions of sleep can happen as many as hundreds of times a night, though you may not even know it. Keeping your airway open solves the problem.

The two most common ways of treating sleep apnea are:

  • A CPAP Machine – To keep your airway clear, you breathe in a stream of air through a mask worn over your face. A CPAP is usually recommended for more severe cases of apnea.
  • A Custom Mouthguard – For mild or moderate cases of apnea, we can fit you for a custom mouthguard. It moves your jaw into a position that keeps your airway open. Unlike a CPAP, there’s no mask or noise, so it’s less disruptive to your bedtime routine. It’s small enough to fit inside a pocket and doesn’t require electricity, batteries, or distilled water. That makes it easy to use anywhere.

To treat sleep apnea in Angleton, call Sabal Dental at 979-291-0952 or schedule online.

Common Questions About Sleep Apnea

What is sleep apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type of sleep apnea. It happens when your tongue and other soft tissues in the back of your throat briefly obstruct your respiratory tract during sleep, which makes you stop breathing. You’ll briefly wake to breath again but won’t likely notice it. This cycle can happen dozens or hundreds of times a night.

Why is sleep apnea bad?

Not only will sleep apnea disrupt your sleep to the point that you feel fatigued and are unable to concentrate throughout the day, but this condition has also been connected to several other major health problems. Sleep apnea can play a role in high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, strokes, diabetes, and depression. Treating your sleep apnea now will enhance your life and possibly allow you to live longer.

How is sleep apnea treated?

Patients with extreme sleep apnea might require a CPAP machine that blows a continuous stream of air through the nose or mouth to keep the respiratory tract open. For mild to moderate sleep apnea, we can fit you with a custom-made oral appliance that will carefully move your lower jaw forward to keep your airway unobstructed. Many of our patients have taken advantage of this treatment.