If you experience difficulties during sleep, including snoring or breathing changes, you may want to get evaluated for sleep apnea by your dentist in Denton, TX. Sleep apnea isn’t just snoring, it’s a chronic condition that causes you to stop breathing multiple times each night. Nearly 25 million Americans are affected by sleep apnea, and the health risks are dangerous. Sleep apnea can occur when muscles at the back of the throat are loose, the tongue in enlarged, or the jaw is too small, leading to airway blockage and breathing difficulty during sleep. This is also known as obstructive sleep apnea. Common signs of sleep apnea can include:
- Teeth grinding
- Inflamed or bleeding gums
- Increased toothaches or cavity occurrences
- Daytime sleepiness
- Dry mouth
- Sore throat
- Morning headaches
Treating Sleep Apnea
Your dentist in Denton, TX can help create a personalized plan to treat your sleep apnea using specific types of treatment plans known as dental sleep medicine. This is why it’s important to choose a dental professional that understands the significance of treating this issue. Dr Aaron Vickers and the experienced team at the Texas Center for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants can correct obstructive sleep apnea through orthognathic (jaw) surgery. By adjusting the shape of your jawbone or shifting your jaws slightly forward, they can prevent those tissues from interfering with your breathing. You’ll enjoy a healthier, more energetic and productive life as a result.
Sleep apnea, while potentially dangerous, can be easily evaluated, diagnosed, and treated. Dr Vickers and the experienced team at the Texas Center for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants in Denton, TX can create a custom plan just for you, so that you can get the restful sleep you deserve.
Get back to better sleep today
Sleep is very important to your help. Get evaluated, diagnosed, and treated for sleep apnea today by calling our doctors, Dr. Aaron Vickers and Dr. Tamir Anver, at our office in Denton, TX now by scheduling a consultation today!