A full night of uninterrupted sleep is essential to your overall health and wellbeing. If you’re suffering with obstructive sleep apnea 77018, it’s often difficult to get the rest your body requires. When left untreated, this condition can have serious consequences. Fortunately, at the office of Dr. Chase M. Baker we provide customized oral appliance therapy to help alleviate the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea. Our experienced professional team utilizes leading-edge treatment methods to deliver the most effective outcome of care.
When you sleep, all the muscles in your body relax, including the muscles at the back of your throat. If you have obstructive sleep apnea 77018, the muscles at the back of your throat not only relax but instead collapse and block your airway. Symptoms of sleep apnea may include heavy snoring, pausing or ceasing to breathe, waking up abruptly or gasping for air. Due to the disruption in your sleep cycle, you may also experience fatigue, headaches and difficulty concentrating throughout your day. To accurately identify your symptoms and diagnose sleep apnea, a physician will need to conduct a sleep study. To address the condition, treatment with a CPAP machine may be recommended. This device administers oxygen through a mask, worn over your nose, to keep your airway open. In mild to moderate cases, a customized oral appliance can be used, offering a more comfortable, portable alternative to the CPAP machine. This appliance fits over your top and bottom teeth, like a retainer, and creates a slight protrusion in the lower jaw, which allows for better airflow. Our dentist will design your oral appliance to fit comfortably and precisely, and take the time to teach you how to properly utilize and care for it.
At the office of Dr. Chase M. Baker, we provide leading-edge solutions to improve your oral health and overall wellbeing. If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea 77018, our highly trained dentist may be able to help. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.