Sleep Apnea in Houston
Did you know that repeated stops in breathing while asleep may be attributed to obstructive sleep apnea, a serious and potentially life-threatening disorder? Patients suffering from obstructive Houston sleep apnea are in luck; Chase M. Baker, DDS is here to help. By utilizing the latest in modern dental techniques and technologies, our practice can treat patients suffering from the mildest to most severe sleep apnea cases. Consider Chase M. Baker, DDS to treat your obstructive sleep apnea.
According to the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, approximately 25 million adults in the United States suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is caused when the soft tissues of the mouth and throat relax to the point where they create a blockage over the airway. Loud or frequent snoring, abrupt awakenings, unfulfilled sleep, breathing cessation, morning headaches, excessive daytime drowsiness or fatigue, difficulty concentrating, or irritability can all indicate the onset of sleep apnea. A sleep study is typically performed to determine the severity of the patient’s disorder and used as the basis for determining the patient’s individualized treatment plan.
The state-of-the-art oral appliances at Chase M. Baker, DDS are considered some of the best and safest treatment methods for mild to moderate Houston sleep apnea, positioning the soft tissues of your palette to keep air passages open while you sleep. The oral retainers, custom fabricated using digital and physical impressions, are worn while sleeping and provide comfort, portability, easy care, easy wear, and a less intrusive alternative to CPAP machines. A CPAP machine is a treatment device typically recommended for patients experiencing moderate to severe sleep apnea symptoms. The machine, also worn when sleeping, provides a steady stream of pressurized air into the patient’s respiratory system through a mask.
Sleep apnea can be daunting for a patient and their entire family. At Chase M. Baker, DDS, you can alleviate your anxieties after being provided with our high-tech Houston sleep apnea appliances. For more information on how to enjoy a safe night’s sleep, schedule a consultation with Chase M. Baker, DDS today.