Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder characterized by interruptions in breathing during sleep, leading to disrupted sleep patterns and potential health risks. Dentistry plays a crucial role in the treatment of sleep apnea by offering effective solutions to help patients breathe easier and achieve restful sleep. Through customized treatment approaches, Modern Bite Dentistry can help improve the quality of life for individuals affected by sleep apnea.

What Is Sleep Apnea Treatment in Dentistry?

Sleep apnea treatment in dentistry involves the use of oral appliances, such as mandibular advancement devices (MAD) or tongue-retaining devices (TRD), to manage and alleviate the symptoms of sleep apnea. These oral appliances are designed to reposition the jaw, tongue and soft tissues to promote proper airflow and prevent airway obstruction during sleep.

The Treatment Process

There are many steps our dentist and team take to ensure you receive proper treatment, including:

  • Evaluation and diagnosis: A comprehensive evaluation is performed to assess the severity and specific characteristics of sleep apnea. This may involve a sleep study conducted in a sleep clinic or the use of at-home sleep testing devices.
  • Custom appliance fitting: Once diagnosed by your primary physician and assessed by our dentist and team, a custom-fit oral appliance will be tailored to your unique oral anatomy. The appliance is comfortable to wear and specifically designed to address your sleep apnea symptoms.
  • Adjustment and monitoring: Our dentist will help guide you on how to properly wear and adjust the appliance to achieve optimal results. Regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment and make any necessary adjustments.

Benefits of Sleep Apnea Treatment in Dentistry:

  • Restful sleep: By improving airflow and reducing apnea episodes, sleep apnea treatment helps restore restful sleep, enhancing overall well-being and daytime functioning.
  • Reduced health risks: Treating sleep apnea can help reduce the risk of associated health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.
  • Improved energy levels: With better sleep quality, individuals experience increased energy levels, improved concentration and enhanced productivity.
  • Noninvasive approach: Oral appliances offer a noninvasive alternative to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines, providing greater comfort and ease of use.
  • Customized treatment: Sleep apnea treatment in dentistry is tailored to each individual, ensuring a personalized approach that addresses specific needs and concerns.

We want to help you breathe easier, sleep better and live well. Call Modern Bite Dentistry at 214-214-7790 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shaggy or Dr. Tania and learn more about sleep apnea treatment in Frisco, Texas.