Sleep Apnea Dental Device, CPAP Alternative

Posted on: May 31, 2016


We treat disturbed breathing and sleep apnea in our Longview dental office. If you are concerned that you are suffering from either of these conditions, we encourage you to call 1-903-757-6243 and schedule an appointment with Robert B. Shelton, DDS MAGD. He will conduct an examination and then discuss the symptoms you are having in order to determine whether or not you have sleep apnea. If it appears that you have obstructive sleep apnea, we can provide you with a dental appliance to wear at night. It will be comfortable and allow you to breathe freely. If you live in the 75605 area, we encourage you to call and schedule an appointment right away so you can regain your energy levels and improve your quality of life.

Do you suffer from disturbed breathing?

If you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night due to the sounds of your own snoring or choking, you could be suffering from disturbed breathing. Simultaneously, if your spouse is no longer able to share a bed with you or they complain bitterly of your snoring sounds, you could be struggling with obstructive sleep apnea. Instead of losing hope or feeling that disturbed breathing is simply something you have to deal with, you should schedule an appointment with our dentist office. This is an area of oral health that we treat on a regular basis, and we are confident in our ability to help you regain a peaceful night's sleep and the improved energy that comes with it.

What is obstructive sleep apnea?

Many of our Longview patients visit our office complaining that they have a lack of energy or that they suffer from disturbed breathing at night, not knowing what is causing this issue. Very often, these symptoms are the result of obstructive sleep apnea. This is a sleep disorder that is incredibly common and occurs when the lower jaw falls backward at night. As it does, the tongue falls with it and obstructs the airways. This makes it incredibly difficult for your body to receive the level of oxygen it needs while sleeping. The result is a severe lack of energy because your body is simply not oxygenated enough to perform at optimal levels.

How do you treat obstructive sleep apnea?

In our Longview, TX dentist office, Dr. Shelton treats obstructive sleep apnea using a removable oral appliance. This is a non-invasive treatment solution that we find to be far superior to using a CPAP machine or undergoing surgery. While there are certain situations that demand these other treatments, most people are better served by wearing a dental appliance. It can be placed in your mouth while you sleep, and by doing so, your lower jaw will remain in the forward position, as well your tongue. A dental appliance is incredibly small and portable, makes no noise, and is comfortable enough to allow you to sleep without disruption.

Regain Your Energy by Treating Your Sleep Apnea

We are confident that by treating your obstructive sleep apnea with a dental appliance, you will begin to feel more energized and your quality of life and health will greatly improve. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Shelton, call 1-903-757-6243.

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