Is Snoring Ruining Your Life? Are You Tired All Day and Have Trouble Sleeping?
Want a Solution to End Snoring and Poor Sleep?
Do you hear complaints that you snore, wake up short of breath during the night or never feel fully rested in the mornings? If so, you may be suffering from sleep apnea in McKinney, TX, a common condition that many people do not even know they are affected by.
Sleep apnea commonly goes underdiagnosed due to the fact that those affected are sleeping when symptoms are present—many times a bed partner or family member will let them know of their loud or frequent snoring. Sleep apnea and snoring often occur because your airway becomes blocked by the soft tissue in your throat, often called obstructive sleep apnea.
This means that you are not taking in air and limiting oxygen from getting to your brain. In extreme circumstances, sleep apnea can be deadly!
At McKinney Dentist, we take sleep apnea very seriously and offer patients an effective solution in the form of oral appliance therapy. We customize your oral appliances just for you through take-home sleep study kits as well as by performing cone beam CT scans of your jaw and airway. This helps us evaluate how you sleep through the night and how much air you are breathing in.
Oral appliances are customized mouth guards that we design to your jaw and bite specifically. Worn while you sleep, oral appliances gently readjust your jaw to open the airway and allow you to breathe without obstruction.
Why Patients Say “Yes!” to Oral Appliance Therapy
The more commonly known solution to sleep apnea is a CPAP machine, which forces sleep apnea patients to wear bulky masks over their face at night as air is forced into their lungs via an often-noisy machine. This can make it very hard for patients and their partners to sleep.
Oral appliances are very small and fit right within your mouth, allowing you to sleep in any position comfortably and without excessive noise. Oral appliances are also very handy for those who travel frequently as they can fit right in your toiletries bag! Our patients who have chosen oral appliance therapy to aid in their sleep apnea condition frequently report a better night’s rest overall and more convenient bedtime routines.