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Sleep Apnea Treatment at Hill Dental Studio

Couple having trouble sleepingThe team at Hill Dental Studio provides you with a comprehensive range of services to improve your oral health and well-being. If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea or suspect that you may suffer from sleep apnea, our dentists are trained to assist you.

What is Sleep Apnea?

This sleep disorder causes you to stop and start your breathing during the night when you sleep. There are three different types of sleep apnea:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea. The most common type, it occurs when the muscles in your throat relax.
  • Central sleep apnea. Your brain doesn’t send signals to your breathing muscles.
  • Complex sleep apnea. You have a combination of obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.

The Signs That You May Have Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea can only be diagnosed by a qualified health professional. There are some signs to look out for that may be indicators of sleep apnea:

  • A headache in the morning
  • Awakening with dry mouth
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Stopping breathing while you sleep

  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Loud snoring
  • Gasping for air in your sleep

Are You At Risk of Sleep Apnea?

There are certain factors in your life that may indicate you have a higher risk of sleep apnea, particularly obstructive sleep apnea. For example, males are more likely to have sleep apnea than women. It also occurs more often in older adults. If you have a family history, you may have an increased risk. Excess weight, a thicker neck and a narrow airway can also mean that you are more likely to have sleep apnea.

You should avoid alcohol, tranquilizers or sedatives, which can relax the throat muscles and worsen obstructive sleep apnea.

Dentists are experts in how your entire mouth and throat interact with one another. That makes them the perfect practitioner to assist you with sleep apnea. They have pioneered the use of oral appliances to address obstructive sleep apnea and excessive snoring. You’ll find that it’s similar to a mouthguard worn while playing sports or a retainer worn after completing orthodontic treatment.

When worn during sleeping hours, the oral appliance moves your jaw slightly forward. It prevents your airway from being able to collapse, which is what cuts off the flow of oxygen.

Custom-Created For You

You want your oral appliance to be comfortable to wear. We custom-make each oral appliance to the individual. We’ll take impressions that our laboratory uses to create your oral appliance, ensuring that it’s a perfect fit. You’ll be able to breathe normally, though it can take some time to get used to wearing it. You’ll love the feeling of finally being able to get the sleep you need! Plus, your spouse will no longer complain of being awakened by your snoring.

One of 2020’s Best Dentists

The National Consumer Advisory Board has named Dr. Hill one of the best dentists in 2018, 2019 and 2020. With expertise and years of experience within an array of solutions, he’ll be sure to meet your individual needs.

Learn more about sleep apnea treatment Allen and how we can help you get the sleep you need and deserve. Contact our team today to schedule your complimentary consultation!
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