Are you looking for relief from the symptoms and side effects of sleep apnea? Mira Vista Dental can help! Our Fort Worth dental team offers customized, less invasive sleep apnea treatments.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Identified as continual pauses in breathing during sleep, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a reaction to your muscles relaxing during sleep and gravity pulling your airway closed. Left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to more serious health conditions such as hypertension, memory loss, mood change, weight gain, and severe fatigue.
What Are The Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?
Patients who suffer from sleep apnea regularly complain of the following symptoms:
- Heavy Snoring
- Struggling to Breathe While Sleeping
- Periodic Loss Of Breath While Sleeping
- Constant Fatigue and Lack Of Energy
- Weight Gain
- Dry Throat
- Mood Swings and Irritability
- What Are the Risks of Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is not uncommon — according to the American Sleep Apnea Association, 22 million people have sleep apnea in the United States alone!
If you have been diagnosed with, or suspect that you have this condition, you could be at a higher risk for the following health conditions:
- Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- Irregular Heartbeat
- Worsening ADHD
- What Treatments Are Available For Sleep Apnea?
If Dr. Ellis suspects you may have sleep apnea, our dental team will ensure you get the treatment you need!
Patients who are diagnosed with sleep apnea will likely be provided with either a CPAP machine or a custom-fitted oral appliance for treatment.
A CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine is the most common treatment for most people suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. The CPAP machine uses a small air blower connected to a cushioned plastic mask that covers your nose. The blower forces air through a flexible hose into the mask to help keep airways open while you sleep.
No matter what treatment you require, Dr. Ellis and his team will be there for you every step of the way!
Schedule Your Sleep Apnea Screening With Mira Vista Dental Today!
Our dental team is here to prevent sleep apnea from affecting your health or quality of life! Call Mira Vista Dental to schedule your sleep apnea screening today.