Sleep Apnea Treatments
Addressing Sleep Apnea in Sugarland, TX
Dr. Imrek works with world class sleep specialists to assist in sleep apnea. Dr. Imrek can also correct snoring by using oral appliances. Research shows that using oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option for snoring obstructive sleep apnea.
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Sleep apnea is a common disorder experienced by a wide variety of people. It happens when the upper airways become blocked during sleep. Those with sleep apnea frequently suffer from daytime fatigue due to poor quality of sleep as well as headaches, and the condition can also increase the risk of elevated blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. Sleep apnea can occur at any age; its likelihood increases as people grow older. Other risk factors include unhealthy lifestyle habits such as smoking, overindulgence in alcohol, not getting enough exercise, and heredity.
Fortunately, modern medical technology has made it possible for sleep apnea to be successfully treated. One of the most effective ways of doing so is oral appliance therapy. Here’s how it works:
Oral appliances worn while sleeping position the lower jaw in a way that prevents the obstruction of airways. These devices fit snugly in the mouth in the same manner as mouth guards worn by athletes who play contact sports. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has approved oral appliance therapy for those with mild to moderate sleep apnea. General advantages of oral appliance therapy to treat sleep apnea are:
Comfort and ease-of-wear — properly fitted, they don’t pinch otherwise cause irritation
Easy to care for — they don’t require complicated maintenance techniques
Travel-friendly — they can easily be taken anywhere
The FDA has approved more than 100 oral appliances for the treatment of sleep apnea. Your dentist in Sugar Land can make recommendations on which type best suits your individual needs and preferences, ensure that it fits properly, advise you on how to care for it and provide follow-up care to determine if desired improvements are being made. Please feel free to contact our office in Sugar Land at your convenience for more information on sleep apnea treatment.
Visit the office or call Sugar Land Office Phone Number (281) 494-3368 to make an appointment.