An estimated 1 out of every 50 adults has an undiagnosed case of sleep apnea. Even in its mild to moderate form, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition. Because it commonly leads to daytime fatigue, Round Rock sleep apnea greatly increases the risk for accidents at work or behind the wheel. At Paloma Vista Dental, our talented dentist provides a comprehensive range of advanced dentistry services for you and your loved ones. From the state-of-the-art in dental sleep medicine and therapy for TMD, to the most leading-edge restorative, implant, and emergency treatments for your oral health, you can depend on Dr. Manuel Gonzales. Highly experienced in dental sleep medicine, if you’ve been exhibiting signs of OSA, Dr. Gonzales encourages you to come find out how you may stand to benefit from treatment for sleep apnea.
In cases of Round Rock sleep apnea, the airway is obstructed during bedtime hours. As you sleep, the soft tissues in the throat slacken to the point of occluding the passage of air throughout the night, stopping breathing hundreds of times, for anywhere from a few seconds to over a minute at a time. Needless to say, restricting the flow of oxygen throughout the night can lead to serious health risks and side effects. From morning headaches and irritability, to the loss of memory—and perhaps most dangerously—daytime fatigue following a full night’s rest, it’s important to speak with Dr. Gonzales about any symptoms you may be exhibiting. With mild to moderate cases, a customized oral appliance can be designed and fitted to comfortably support your mouth in a forward position, maintaining an open upper airway, and allowing you to breathe freely throughout the night. Uniquely fitted to comfortably hug the natural contours of your mouth, sleep apnea appliances are smooth to the touch and easy to wear.
When it comes to dental sleep medicine, you can depend on your Round Rock sleep apnea dentist to provide you with the highest quality care. To learn more about you may stand to benefit from an oral appliance for OSA, give a call to Paloma Vista Dental today!