Sleep apnea and snoring are more than just an annoyance for your spouse; these problems can be serious and even deadly. Sleep apnea can cause chronic fatigue, as well as serious health problems like high blood pressure, and if you suffer with sleep apnea and snoring, you may feel impaired during the day by your lack of rest. Luckily, Dr. Montz, Dr. Maher, Dr. Dunwody and their team offer Pearland, TX, and surrounding communities sleep apnea and snoring therapy.
Symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Loud snoring
- Frequent waking
- Chronic fatigue
- Mood swings
- Concentration problems
- Sore throat in the morning
Sleep apnea’s symptoms are also symptoms of other types of sleep problems and even some emotional disorders, which is why, if you’re suffering with some of these symptoms and don’t know why, you should visit us in Pearland, TX. We work together with area sleep centers to help you find out the source of your problem, and we can provide treatment if it turns out to be sleep apnea. While many find that the CPAP breathing machine works wonders for treating sleep apnea and snoring, we can provide you with a custom-made intraoral sleep apnea appliance to be used instead of or together with CPAP.
SomnoDent for Sleep Apnea and Snoring
At Montz & Maher Dental Group, we rely on SomnoDent appliances for treatment of sleep apnea and snoring. SomnoDent appliances are custom fit and comfortable, which is important because you wear it during sleep. If your spouse regularly complains of your snoring, SomnoDent sleep apnea appliances can help with this problem, too, which is often associated with sleep apnea. Thanks to the comfort of the SomnoDent appliance for the treatment of sleep apnea, the majority of patients comply with therapy, leading to astounding success rates.
At-Home Sleep Testing
Before sleep apnea treatment can be undertaken, your dentist will recommend at-home sleep testing. Home sleep testing eliminates long sleep center waiting periods, and results in a faster and more efficient diagnoses of your disorder. Of the approximately 3.5 million diagnostic obstructive sleep apnea tests ordered each year, about 80% of these tests are appropriate for home sleep testing. With home sleep testing, you can complete your sleep test in the comfort, convenience, and privacy of your own bed. Home sleep tests are more affordable than other forms, and sleep testing performed in your natural sleep environment facilitates more accurate testing results. We will also work with your insurance to help cover the costs of your sleep testing and sleep apnea treatments.
Visit Montz & Maher Dental Group in Pearland, Texas to find out more about sleep apnea and snoring treatment. We want to help you enjoy all the benefits that dentistry has to offer, and this treatment allows us to help protect you against high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and heart attack, all of which are some of the serious health complications that can arise from sleep apnea. If you’re concerned, contact us for an appointment.