Sleep Apnea Treatment – San Antonio, TX
Making It Easy to Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Chronic snoring can hurt your relationships, but it can also be a sign that your health is in danger. That’s because loud snoring is one of the most common signs of sleep apnea, a condition that prevents you from getting quality sleep. Untreated sleep apnea can raise your blood pressure and eventually lead to strokes, heart attacks, and other diseases. If you call Crownridge Dental, Dr. Pham can help you find the right solution for sleep apnea treatment in San Antonio, TX, so you can sleep soundly again.
Why Choose Crownridge Dental for Sleep Apnea Treatment?
- HealthyStart® for Younger Patients
- Fully Customized Oral Appliances
- Team That Takes Dental Care Seriously
Do I Have Sleep Apnea?
Just because you snore doesn’t automatically mean you have sleep apnea. That said, there are other symptoms you might notice, including:
- Constantly feeling exhausted during the day.
- Having noticeable mood swings or depressive episodes.
- Waking up gasping for air.
- Suffering a sore throat or headache in the morning.
- Having problems with memory or concentration.
If you think you have sleep apnea, you should seek out an expert who can give you a diagnosis right away.
Oral Appliance Therapy
Once you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you might be dreading having to use a CPAP machine. However, if you have mild to moderate sleep apnea, you may be eligible for oral appliance therapy instead. A small mouthguard is used to keep the airway safely open, putting a stop to your snoring and allowing you to breathe comfortably. To many people, oral appliance therapy is much more convenient and pleasant compared to CPAP therapy; they don’t use a noisy machine that you have to worry about when trying to get to sleep!
Sleep apnea is uncommon in children, but when it does occur, it should be addressed right away so that your child can get the sleep they need to grow up healthy and well-rested. With HealthyStart®, we can narrow down the source of your child’s sleep apnea and devise an appropriate treatment. It typically involves using oral appliances to guide the growth of the child’s jaw and teeth in order to reduce the risk of future sleep apnea episodes.