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All you want is to sleep! Night after night you lie in bed, eyes squeezed shut, just willing yourself to try to sleep… but you can’t. Or, you can’t seem to stay asleep. Morning comes too early and your night goes on and on. Your entire personality is changing. Your health is in jeopardy.
You want answers and you want them now. More than answers, you want relief.
If the above description sounds a little too familiar, it’s time for you to seek a solution. Your sleep dentist in Dallas can help by providing treatment for sleep apnea with a CPAP alternative. Keep reading to find out how it works, and how you can find the restful night’s sleep you deserve once again by visiting Sleep Dallas.
What We Do
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with a professional when you start to notice the troubling signs of obstructive sleep apnea, like loud snoring, fitful sleep, and chronic exhaustion. As an expert in everything related to your mouth, Dr. Smith is well-equipped to treat your sleep apnea after you have undergone a sleep test and received a diagnosis from a sleep physician.
We offer several treatment methods to help reduce air blockage and allow you to breathe without interruption throughout the night. For many people, a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure machine) provides an effective solution. This method uses a small mask that you wear during sleep. It works by pumping a continuous stream of air through the throat to prevent its blockage during the night.
Alternative CPAP Treatments
While the CPAP can provide patients with the relief they seek, many find this method of treatment to be difficult to use or even more disruptive than the snoring caused by sleep apnea. Patients who have more severe cases of sleep apnea may require another treatment alongside CPAP. In both cases, the oral appliance may offer significant help.
An oral appliance is a customized device that works by repositioning your lower jaw to keep it from collapsing and blocking the proper flow of air from the lungs to the brain during sleep. Oral appliance therapy is more comfortable than the CPAP and can be easier to comply with for many patients. Dr. Smith offers a number of oral appliances, and the one that is right for you depends on the severity of your case and other factors.
Sometimes, the cause of your interrupted sleep may be malpositioned jaws. Orthodontic treatment can help to reposition the upper and lower jaw so that they fit together properly, and also expand your palate to open up the airway for easier breathing during sleep. Dr. Smith is a Premier Provider of Invisalign and also offers short term orthodontics as well as orthodontic appliances to aid in the shape and development of the oral structures.
Get In Touch Today!
If you are dealing with the exhausting effects of sleep apnea, don’t wait to find out more about how Dr. Smith can help. Request a free consultation with Sleep Dallas today!