Do you snore heavily at night, or do you find that you never feel rested even though you have slept through the night? These may be symptoms of sleep apnea, which is an ailment with which breathing stops several times throughout the night, or is shallow due to obstruction of the airway.
Sleep apnea is a serious condition, which can cause low blood oxygen levels, and can ultimately lead to stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, and even sudden death. It is critical that you be diagnosed and treated for this condition before it becomes worse and causes permanent damage.
If you are experiencing these symptoms, it is important to see a sleep specialist to determine whether sleep apnea is the diagnosis for you. If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, your Granbury dentist has an alternative treatment option for sleep apnea from the traditional CPAP machine you may have heard of.
Dr. Heizer now offers sleep apnea treatment in Granbury with oral appliance therapy, which helps by shifting the jaw forward and opening up the airway.
If you have been diagnosed with mild sleep apnea that doesn’t require surgery or a CPAP machine, contact your Granbury dentist at Lakeview Dental today to find out if oral appliance therapy is a good fit for you. Start sleeping soundly again, call us today for a convenient appointment time at 817-385-1925.
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