Obstructive sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that if left untreated can lead to serious, even life-threatening consequences. At Houston, Vlosich and Short, DDS, we provide Amarillo sleep apnea treatment with customized oral appliance therapy. With the state-of-the-art care provided by our experienced dentist and staff you can enjoy better sleep and better overall health.
If you have obstructive sleep apnea it may be difficult to get a full night of uninterrupted sleep; and that can badly compromise your health and sense of well-being. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles at the back of the throat collapse during sleep, causing a blockage of airflow. For an accurate diagnosis you will need to undergo a sleep study with an experienced medical professional who can observe your symptoms while you’re at rest. Symptoms of sleep apnea may include heavy snoring, pausing or ceasing to breathe, gasping for breath and waking up abruptly. Due to the disturbance in your normal sleep cycle, you may also experience daytime symptoms of fatigue, difficulty concentrating and headaches. To treat this condition, your doctor may recommend a CPAP machine, which supplies continuous pressure through a mask worn over your nose to keep your airway open. In certain cases, oral appliance therapy can effectively treat mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. The appliance works by keeping your jaw open in a slightly forward position, which allows air to pass through more easily. We design your Amarillo sleep apnea oral appliance to fit precisely and wok effectively. Our team of professionals takes the time to guide you on how to properly wear and care for your appliance.
If you’ve been diagnosed with obstructive Amarillo sleep apnea, visit us at Houston, Vlosich and Short to find out if oral appliance therapy is right for you. We provide personalized, compassionate care at every visit. To learn more about sleep apnea or to schedule an appointment, call today.