Sleep Apnea

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Sleep Apnea

If you suffer from one or more of the following symptoms, you may want to seek treatment:

  • Loud snoring
  • Choking or gasping sensation while sleeping
  • Insomnia or constantly waking during the night
  • Feeling tired throughout the day
  • Excessive weight gain
  • Irritability, memory issues, mood swings or depression
  • Dry mouth or sore throat when you wake up
  • Morning headaches

Your dentist will perform an intraoral exam, which involves specialized x-rays, intraoral photos, gag reflex check, orthopedic exams, and the Epworth Sleepiness Scale. These tests will help us determine the most effective position for your lower jaw to open your airway. W Dental Group has had success treating sleep apnea with a nighttime oral appliance that is more comfortable than a CPAP mask. This appliance will be customized especially for you. Depending on the severity of your condition, other repositioning devices may be considered.

Call us at 210-523-0000 for a sleep apnea assessment.