Do you experience chronic, loud snoring? Wake up feeling just as tired as you were when you laid down for the night? Find yourself waking up gasping for breath or choking? Suddenly having trouble concentrating or remembering things? You may be suffering from sleep apnea. This common sleep disorder occurs when patients cease breathing for ten or more seconds at a time during the night. Many patients rely on loud, uncomfortable CPAP systems to keep their airways clear and allow them to breathe deeply during sleep, but at Dental Care Today of Richardson, we might have less obtrusive option – oral appliance therapy. Contact us to find out more about how Dr. David Nguyen and his team can help you get more and better sleep with oral appliance therapy.
Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep conditions affecting US adults. It occurs when patients stop breathing for ten or more seconds at a time during sleep. Most people experience a few apnea events during sleep, but when these occurrences become chronic and sustained, the resultant lack of quality sleep can be detrimental to health. We encourage patients with any combination of the following oral health issues to contact us right away to schedule a sleep apnea consultation: