Here at Tatum Creek Family Dentistry, we work hard to help our patients who have sleep apnea.
People who have sleep apnea never get the rest that they deserve. They have trouble breathing which constantly wakes them up throughout the night. Many people who have sleep apnea have multiple health problems. They are always exhausted. Being tired can affect people at home and at work. They may be miserable and have trouble concentrating. Sleep apnea can also affect their blood pressure, making them more likely to have strokes. There is a big risk with anesthesia since they have trouble breathing.
There are some devices that can be helpful with sleep apnea. They help patients by keeping their airways open at night. There is also a procedure that can be performed if you have extra tissue in your throat. It reshapes your throat so that you can breathe much better.
For mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea, oral appliances are available. For severe cases of sleep apnea, more aggressive methods are necessary. However; for those with severe sleep apnea that are incapable of tolerating a CPAP machine, oral appliances may be necessary. During your scheduled appointment, we will discuss your options.
If you have any questions about how we can help you with your sleep apnea, feel free to contact us today at (480) 488-0686.