Sleep Apnea Treatment in Dallas, TX
Sleep apnea can come in many forms, including snoring, cessation of breathing, and waking up frequently throughout the night. While lack of sleep is concerning in and of itself, sleep apnea can also prevent oxygen from getting to the brain, triggering high blood pressure and even diabetes. At Lynn Dental Care, our dental team offers effective oral appliance treatment for symptoms of sleep apnea, helping you and your loved ones get the restful sleep you deserve.
If you suffer from sleep apnea and would like to learn more about our treatment options, call our office today. There is no need to spend another restless night!
Sleep Apnea Treatments
Sleep apnea can be treated in a variety of ways, with a CPAP machine being the most common. A CPAP machine involves wearing a mask while you sleep so air is continually pushed down the airway. It has proven to be effective, but many patients have found themselves intolerant to the machines and unable to sleep with the mask or noise.
That’s why Lynn Dental Care specifically focuses on the convenient oral appliance mouthguard. To help our patients with their sleep apnea, Dr. Lynn crafts customized oral appliance mouth guards that gently reposition the jaw so the soft tissues of the mouth are not collapsing into the airway. Oral appliances are less obstructive, quieter, and more convenient to travel with when compared to CPAP machines.
Custom Sleep Apnea Mouth Guards
Using a custom sleep apnea mouth guard can offer several benefits for individuals suffering from sleep apnea. Some of the key advantages include:
Improved Sleep Quality: Sleep apnea mouth guards work by repositioning the lower jaw and tongue to keep the airway open during sleep. This helps prevent breathing obstructions, allowing for uninterrupted airflow and reducing the frequency and severity of apnea episodes. By promoting better breathing, the mouth guard can significantly improve sleep quality and reduce disruptions throughout the night.
Reduced Snoring: Snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea. The custom mouth guard can help alleviate snoring by properly aligning the jaw and tongue, reducing airway obstruction and promoting a more restful night's sleep.
Non-Invasive Alternative to CPAP: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy is a common treatment for sleep apnea, involving the use of a mask and machine that delivers a constant flow of air pressure to keep the airway open. A custom mouth guard offers a non-invasive alternative, allowing individuals to manage their sleep apnea without the need for a mask or machine.
Portability and Convenience: Sleep apnea mouth guards are compact, lightweight, and easily portable, making them convenient for travel or situations where a power source is unavailable.
Customized Fit and Comfort: Custom sleep apnea mouth guards are individually designed to fit the specific shape and size of a person's mouth. A dental professional will take impressions of the patient's teeth and jaw to create a custom mold. This personalized fit ensures optimal comfort and reduces the likelihood of irritation or soreness that can be associated with ill-fitting, over-the-counter devices.
Adjustability: Custom mouth guards are adjustable, allowing for precise modifications based on an individual's comfort and therapeutic needs.
Cost-Effective Solution: Compared to other treatment options, such as surgery or CPAP therapy, custom sleep apnea mouth guards can be a more cost-effective solution. While prices may vary depending on the provider and location, they generally offer a more affordable alternative without compromising effectiveness.
It's important to note that the effectiveness of a sleep apnea mouth guard depends on the severity of the condition and individual factors. Our team can provide a recommendation for the suitable treatment option.
At Lynn Dental Care, we use the Eccovision Acoustic Diagnostic Pharyngometer and Rhinometer to screen for sleep apnea, and we have easy and effective methods for treating it. When you come in for an appointment, we get an excellent view of your airways, and the Eccovision device lets us take an even closer look. If you are snoring or having trouble sleeping, we can map out the size, structure, and collapsibility of your oral and nasal airway and determine whether or not an oral appliance can help you with your sleep apnea.
Using dental technology that is similar to a ship’s sonar, we use soundwaves to examine your airway – from your nose through your esophagus, in a non-invasive test that takes just 2-5 minutes to complete. After the test, we will be able to predict how our oral appliances will help you – with 95% certainty.
Top Sleep Apnea Treatment in Dallas
Lynn Dental Care invests in the latest dental treatment and technologies to help our patients find relief from sleep apnea and its side effects. For your airway evaluation or fitting for a custom sleep apnea mouthguard, contact us today!