Are you having trouble getting through a full night’s sleep? Do you have problems with snoring? Are you waking up tired after an entire night’s sleep? You might be experiencing sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that can raise your risk for other health concerns, including stroke and heart attack. If you have severe sleep apnea, your breathing will repeatedly stop and start while you are asleep.
The most common form of sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in your throat relax, causing your airway to contract. Schedule an appointment at Longview Family Dental to discuss sleep apnea treatments and solutions. Our team will start with a sleep exam when testing for potential sleep apnea. This will enable our dentist to recognize and pinpoint any risk factors you may have for sleep apnea through a series of screening questions.
You will also be required to have a CT scan done. This scan will provide an image of your airway and mouth so your dentist can quickly pinpoint any blockages in your airflow. Your Longview dentist will then come up with a treatment plan that is specific to your needs.
Our team wants you to be able to get the whole night’s sleep you deserve! A fitted oral appliance is the most common and effective solution for mild to moderate sleep apnea. This custom appliance will restore airflow while you sleep, keeping your throat from collapsing and helping you get through the night without waking up.
Sleep apnea dentistry shows excellent results, and we are proud to offer it to Longview and surrounding communities such as Hallsville, Lakeport, Easton, Lake Cherokee, Danville, Tatum, Stewart, Kilgore, Laird Hill, Liberty City, White Oak, Warren City, Glade Water, Shiloh, Union Grove, East Mountain, and Judson.