Sleep Apnea Treatment

Is Your Snoring a Sign of Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Don't Ignore the Warning Signs.

Many people consider snoring to be a harmless inconvenience, but it can be a symptom of a much more serious condition – obstructive sleep apnea. Ignoring the signs of sleep apnea can have severe consequences, including an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. If you or your partner have been experiencing chronic poor sleep or have noticed loud and persistent snoring, it may be time to schedule a visit with your doctor to discuss your symptoms and explore treatment options. Don’t wait until it’s too late – take control of your sleep health today!

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can have a significant impact on your overall health and wellbeing. If you’re experiencing symptoms like loud snoring, dry mouth, headaches, insomnia, or fatigue despite sleeping for a normal duration, it’s essential to seek professional help. As a trusted provider of dental care, we understand the importance of addressing sleep apnea symptoms and offer a range of effective treatments to improve your sleep quality. There are three primary types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central, and complex sleep apnea syndrome.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form and is caused by excessive relaxation of throat muscles that block the airways, preventing oxygen from reaching your lungs.

Central Sleep Apnea

Central sleep apnea is less common but equally serious, resulting from miscommunication between the brain and breathing muscles.

Complex Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Complex sleep apnea syndrome is caused by the rare occurrence of both obstructive and central sleep apnea.

What Are the Risks of Sleep Apnea?

There are many risks to leaving sleep apnea untreated, the most critical of which is death. Symptoms and related conditions will emerge the longer it goes unaddressed, and these may manifest in the following ways:
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Cardiac Problems
  • Hormone Disruption
  • Snoring
  • Depression
  • Memory Problems
  • Stroke
  • Increased Insulin Resistance
  • Death
Snoring doesn’t just keep your partner up at night. If your snoring is actually an indicator of sleep apnea, then it could be putting your health, wellness, and frankly, your life at risk. Leaving sleep apnea untreated is not just dangerous — in the most severe cases, it can be fatal. If you’ve had trouble with CPAP therapy in the past, and you need a sleep apnea treatment option that works better for you, we may be able to help. Is our sleep apnea mouthpiece the right option for you? Find out by scheduling your appointment with our dentist in Texarkana! The consultation is free, and there are no obligations for you to commit to anything.

Sleep Apnea Mouthpieces & Sleep Appliances

Looking for an effective way to treat your snoring or obstructive sleep apnea? Our custom-tailored sleep appliances have been shown to effectively treat symptoms in many chronic snorers and individuals with sleep apnea, including those with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Unlike most CPAP machines, our sleep apnea mouthpieces are designed to fit your unique face shape and sleeping habits, providing a comfortable and effective treatment.

So how do sleep apnea mouthpieces work? They simply push your jaw forward, creating more space in the back of your throat to prevent the obstruction that causes breathing and snoring issues.

If you’re curious to learn whether a sleep apnea mouthpiece is the right choice for you, schedule a free consultation with Texarkana Dentist. In most cases, your insurance will cover the cost of your stop-snoring mouthpiece. And with Dr. Curry’s membership in the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, you can trust that you’re receiving the highest quality of care in the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

Don’t put off finding the effective treatment you need for a better night’s sleep. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards a peaceful, restful night’s sleep.

Schedule an appointment today and let us help you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve!