When it comes to treating sleep apnea, our San Antonio, Texas office is where you want to be. Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that can be caused by different things, but in general makes it difficult to sleep due to breathing. Below we have explained more about sleep apnea and how our treatments can help improve your sleep.
Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that can cause uneven breathing during sleep. Although there are multiple kinds of sleep apnea, the most common form we see is called Obstructive Sleep Apnea. This is caused by the relaxed throat muscles obstructing airflow during sleep.
There are many signs and symptoms that could signify that you’re suffering from sleep apnea. Like most dental problems, sleep apnea needs to be diagnosed by a professional. Some symptoms to look out for include:
- Loud snoring
- Uneven breathing
- Morning headaches
- Sleepiness throughout the day
- Gasping for air during sleep
We encourage our patients to look out for these signs and talk to your dentist about any concerns.
Sleep Apnea Therapy
Just as there are many different causes of sleep apnea, there is also a variety of individual treatment options. Some treatments include making lifestyle changes to increase health and lower weight. Another treatment option includes the use of a breathing assisting machine while sleeping called a CPAP, which can help airflow through the throat and into the lungs.
Other than the CPAP breathing machine, other dental technologies and devices can help open the airway and increase proper breathing.
At Thousand Oaks Dental we make it a priority to stay updated in the dental field with new dental technologies and discoveries that can help our patients increase their quality of life. You can feel confident that in our office you are getting the very best possible care.
Please call our office here in San Antonio, Texas to report any signs of sleep apnea that you may be experiencing so we can help you as soon as possible.