Sleep Apnea Treatment in Cedar Park, TX and the Austin Area
Dr. Azi, the top orthodontist in Cedar Park, TX and the Austin area, offers a unique and innovative solution for patients suffering from sleep apnea. Custom-made night guards are created to provide a less invasive and more comfortable form of sleep apnea treatment. These night guards, like an orthodontic retainer or sports guard, are designed to be worn during sleep.
Sleep apnea is a condition characterized by repetitive pauses in breathing throughout the night. These pauses occur when the muscles relax during sleep and gravity closes the airway. Sleep apnea can severely affect one's overall health, including hypertension, memory loss, mood changes, weight gain, and debilitating fatigue.
Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea
Common sleep apnea symptoms include heavy snoring, shortness of breath, struggle to breathe during sleep, constant fatigue, weight gain, depression, dry throat, irritability, and mood swings. It is estimated that 22 million people in the United States alone suffer from sleep apnea, making it a prevalent and significant health concern.
Left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to severe complications such as stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure (hypertension), depression, irregular heartbeat, diabetes, and worsening ADHD. It is crucial to seek proper diagnosis and plan treatment if you suspect you may have sleep apnea.
Treatments For Sleep Apnea
Dr. Azi and her Cedar Park dental team are dedicated to helping patients with sleep apnea find relief from its symptoms. At Smile in Style, Dr. Azi provides the alternative of custom oral appliances designed to open the airways during sleep. Oral appliances are a more convenient option for mild to moderate sleep apnea.
Our team has have seen research that shows an oral appliance is an effective option for treating snoring and sleep apnea. It can be worn while sleeping, in a manner similar to an orthodontic retainer or sports guard. The appliance braces the lower jaw in a forward position to support an open airway. Dr. Azi's expertise in treating sleep apnea allows patients to have a more restful and healthy night's sleep!
Schedule Your Sleep Apnea Screening With Smile in Style Today
Take the first step towards reclaiming your sleep and overall well-being. Dr. Azi and her team are here to help you on your journey to a better night's rest. Call Smile in Style today to schedule your sleep apnea screening!