Sleep apnea is one of the most debilitating chronic conditions American adults have to deal with today. A lack of adequate sleep results directly in poor health. You’ll notice a decline in your metabolism, in addition to a continuing feeling of fatigue.
Fortunately, there are treatments available. One of those treatments can be started right here in our office. How, though, does a dentist help with a sleep problem? Well, let’s take a moment to answer that question.
Why a dentist?
The reason you’d want to see a dentist for sleep apnea treatment is simple. These professionals deal with everything related to oral health – which includes the throat. Sleep apnea is caused by your airway closing at night, which makes you wake up briefly to breathe. With a simple solution, Dr. R. Nab can fix that issue.
How does it work?
This treatment is really simple. You’ll come into our offices here at Midtown Dental in Houston, Texas, where you’ll have a mold cast of your teeth. You’ll then have an oral appliance created just for you based on that mold. It looks and fits like a night guard.
That appliance opens your airway just enough to keep the air flowing consistently throughout the night. That eliminates how often you’ll be waking up to breathe at night.
It might not seem obvious at first, but a dentist has quite a few tools to help you fix your sleep apnea. To learn more, or make an appointment, call us today at 713-481-5693.