Sleep Apnea Treatment in Houston, TX
What is Sleep Apnea?
People with sleep apnea can stop breathing hundreds of times a night, without even realizing it!
What Causes Sleep Apnea?
- Excess muscles in the throat
- Excess tissue in the throat
- Enlarged tonsils
- A problem with the roof of your mouth
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Signs of Sleep Apnea
- Choking or gasping noises during sleep
- Depression, irritability or poor mood during the day
- Feeling tired or unrefreshed, even after a full night’s sleep
- Loud snoring
- Restlessness while asleep, tossing and turning in bed
- Silent pauses in breathing as you sleep
- Unexplained fatigue
People with this condition often go long periods of time without a diagnosis or proper treatment. If you suspect you have any of these symptoms, contact us for sleep apnea treatment in Houston today. Call (832) 391-8660 to schedule a personal appointment with our experts.
Treatment for Sleep Apnea
A sleep specialist will then interpret the results and determine whether your breathing ceases during sleep. If you have a >4 AHI (apnea-hypopnea index), you may be referred for sleep apnea treatment.
There are several treatment options available. The most common involves using a CPAP machine that provides airway support while you sleep. However, some people may choose to use an oral appliance that keeps their airways clear while they sleep.
For severe apnea, an oral surgeon may recommend surgery to remove excess tissue from the throat or palate.
The team at Smile Unique Dental and Orthodontics specializes in dental sleep apnea treatment in Houston. Ready to get started sleeping and feeling better than you’ve felt in years? Contact us at (832) 391-8660 for a personalized consultation. We look forward to seeing you.