Sleep Apnea Treatment
Do you feel tired all the time? Do you not remember the last time you awoke feeling refreshed after a night’s sleep? Sleep apnea may be to blame!
Fortunately, award-winning dentist Dr. J. Derek Tieken and our caring team can provide sleep apnea treatment League City, TX dentist office.
If you think you might need sleep apnea treatment, call Tieken Smiles Dentistry at (281) 942-0444.
Sleep Apnea Explained
Sleep apnea sufferers stop breathing frequently during their sleep, as many as hundreds of times during the night. This deprives your brain, and the rest of your body, of oxygen. Though many cases go undiagnosed, experts believe as many as 18 million Americans have sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea has two causes:
Untreated sleep apnea can affect your performance at work or at school. You may nod off while driving. In addition, studies link sleep apnea to numerous health problems, including:
How We Can Treat Your Sleep Apnea
The first step in treating sleep apnea is diagnosing it. One option is having a sleep test conducted at a sleep center. However, this kind of test can be costly and requires you to be away from the comfort of home.
Dr. Tieken can provide you with equipment you can use at home to help determine if you have sleep apnea. It measures how often you stop breathing throughout the night. He will work closely with a sleep specialist, if necessary.
If you have sleep apnea, Dr. Tieken can create a custom night guard for you that gently shifts your jaw into place to keep your airway open while you sleep. Many people prefer night guards to a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine, another commonly prescribed method for treating sleep apnea. CPAP machines obstruct part of your face and can be noisy.
Technology and Night Guard Treatment
Our League City, TX dentist Dr. Tieken uses some of the latest dental technology to create your custom night guard, including:
Diagnosing Sleep Apnea
So how do you know if you have sleep apnea? Symptoms include:
Call Tieken Smiles Dentistry at (281) 942-0444 if you are experiencing sleep apnea symptoms or contact us to book a visit to our League City, TX dentist office.
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