located in Georgetown, TX
If you struggle with loud snoring, daytime sleepiness, or episodes of gasping during sleep, it could be because of sleep apnea. At RR Dentistry in Georgetown, Texas, restorative, cosmetic, and sedation dentists offer a variety of treatments that reduce sleep apnea symptoms to give you a better night’s rest. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Sleep Apnea Q & A
What is sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that causes your breathing to stop and start repeatedly. It also causes loud snoring and poor sleep quality in many cases. If you have sleep apnea and desire a better night’s rest, dental experts at RR Dentistry are here for you.
What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?
Common symptoms you may have with sleep apnea include:
- Gasping for air during sleep
- Waking up with a dry mouth
- Loud snoring
- Daytime sleepiness
- Daytime headaches
- Problems paying attention when you’re awake
- Morning headaches
- Difficulty staying asleep at night
Sleep apnea can cause severe problems for your health and well-being when left untreated. Simple, noninvasive treatments at RR Dentistry offer you highly effective symptom relief.
What are the risk factors for sleep apnea?
Anyone can develop sleep apnea, but some factors increase your risk for it. Examples include:
- Having a thick neck
- Having a narrow airway
- Older age
- Being male
- Alcohol use
- Family history of sleep apnea
- Nasal congestion
- Some medical problems
If you have type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart failure, lung diseases, or other chronic conditions, your risk of developing sleep apnea increases.
How is sleep apnea treated?
If you've been diagnosed with sleep apnea, your dental providers at RR Dentistry offer a variety of treatments. Examples include:
Adopting healthy lifestyle habits can reduce sleep apnea symptoms. Maintain a healthy weight, get regular exercise, don’t smoke or drink large amounts of alcohol, avoid sleeping pills, and don’t sleep on your back.
Vivos System® oral appliances
The Vivos System uses custom-fitted oral appliances to reposition your jaw and open your airway during sleep.
Solea® Sleep laser treatment
Solea Sleep uses advanced laser technology to stimulate collagen production in soft palate tissues to widen your airway. The five-minute procedure makes nighttime breathing easier.
HealthyStart is a non-invasive system that straightens teeth without braces, improving airway flow during sleep and reducing unpleasant symptoms linked with sleep apnea.
RR Dentistry specialists personalize sleep apnea treatments to give you the best night’s sleep possible.
If you or someone in your family struggles with sleep apnea and wants relief, call the RR Dentistry office or schedule an appointment online today.
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