Sleep Apnea Therapy – The Woodlands, TX
Better Sleep for Better Days
Do you consistently struggle with daytime sleepiness? Does your partner complain about your loud snoring? Although these may not seem like worrisome symptoms at first glance, they could indicate a serious condition called sleep apnea, which refers to lapses in breathing during sleep. These prolonged breaks deprive your body of oxygen, so your brain wakes you up enough to resume regular breathing. This process can occur hundreds of times per night, preventing you from getting high-quality sleep and potentially leading to high blood pressure and a host of other dangerous medical conditions. Luckily, Solomon Dental Group can treat this condition.
Why Choose Solomon Dental Group for Sleep Apnea Therapy?
- Patients of All Ages Welcome
- Customized Treatment Plan for Each Patient
- Skilled, Highly Trained Dentists on Staff
Treating Sleep Apnea
The most common type of sleep apnea is called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), when the airways are constricted or even blocked completely. This can happen from excess facial tissue that relaxes and stops airflow. Traditional treatment includes a CPAP machine, but many sleep apnea sufferers find CPAP therapy more disruptive to their sleep than the condition itself. Our dentists here at Solomon Dental Group, particularly Dr. Glick, can prescribe a special oral appliance that relocates the lower jaw, and therefore the facial tissues, in a more forward position, helping to open the airways and allow for safer breathing.
Pediatric Sleep Apnea
Believe it or not, children can have sleep apnea as well, but it doesn’t usually manifest in the same way. A common symptom of adult sleep apnea is daytime sleepiness, but if a child has sleep apnea, they are more likely to have cognitive and behavioral issues. In fact, research points to a connection between ADHD and pediatric sleep apnea. In addition, although this condition in adults usually results from obesity, pediatric obstructive sleep apnea can happen because of enlarged tonsils or adenoids. Our team can evaluate your child for sleep apnea and, if necessary, refer you to experts in this condition to get the treatment your loved one needs for a good night’s rest.
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