Sleep Apnea Treatment for Mansfield Families
Do you or someone you love suffer from chronic snoring? While this habit is usually harmless (if annoying), it’s important to know that it can sometimes be an indicator of a much more serious problem: sleep apnea. If left untreated, sleep apnea can cause daytime exhaustion, painful headaches and earaches, memory loss, and even complications associated with high blood pressure and heart problems. If you’ve been diagnosed with this condition, please reach out to Dr. Sandi Hamm and her team here in Mansfield, TX. Our customized oral appliances can help you finally get the good night’s rest you deserve.
What is Sleep Apnea?
At its core, sleep apnea is characterized by constant pauses in breathing while asleep. This happens because of a partial or complete blockage of your airway, which prevents oxygen from reaching the rest of the body and causes your brain to send an emergency signal for you to wake up so you start breathing again. While this sudden consciousness may only last a few seconds, it can happen up to hundreds of times per night, keeping you from receiving the deep, uninterrupted rest of you deserve.
Thankfully, many cases of sleep apnea can be successfully treated by our team without surgical intervention. A Somnodent oral appliance can truly revolutionize your airway management by fitting over both upper and lower teeth, causing the lower jaw to protrude slightly. This keeps your throat clear of blockage, allowing you to breathe easily and comfortably throughout the night. You’ll be amazed by how much more relaxed you feel after a full night of uninterrupted rest!
We can’t wait for you to experience the friendly, skilled, and comprehensive approach we take when caring for your smile and overall wellbeing. Contact the office of Dr. Sandi Hamm today if you have any questions about sleep apnea treatment, or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment with our team. Our practice is located in Mansfield, TX, and we also serve the areas of Midlothian, Burleson, Cedar Hill, Forest Hill, and beyond.