Sleep Apnea Therapy – Whitney, TX
Get the Restful Sleep You Deserve
Are you always tired no matter how much sleep you get? Does your partner complain about your loud snoring? If so, you might have obstructive sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder characterized by repeated cessations of breathing during the night. Typically, it’s caused by tissues in the back of the throat collapsing and blocking the airway. Many patients with sleep apnea aren’t aware they have it, but leaving it untreated can have dangerous complications. Dr. Jay Oakey has special training in using oral appliances to treat sleep apnea. To learn how you can start sleeping easier, contact Lake Whitney Dental to schedule a sleep apnea consultation today.
Why Choose Lake Whitney Dental for Sleep Apnea Therapy?
- Dentist with Special Training in Treating Sleep Apnea
- Effective Alternative to CPAP Therapy
- Comfortable Oral Appliances Personalized for Each Patient
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep apnea has traditionally been treated with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine, which keeps your airway open by steadily delivering oxygen through a mask. However, many patients find the CPAP too loud, uncomfortable, or inconvenient. Fortunately, there’s an alternative: oral appliance therapy. Dr. Oakey can design a custom-made mouthpiece that you wear to bed. It slightly shifts the lower jaw forward to prevent airway blockage, allowing you to breathe normally, sleep restfully, and wake up feeling refreshed.
At-Home Sleep Testing
Patients who suspected they had sleep apnea used to only be able to receive a diagnosis by undergoing a sleep study at a separate lab. This caused many people to avoid getting tested since they didn’t want to sleep away from their own bed. As a more convenient alternative, we can offer an at-home sleep testing kit so that you don’t have to spend the night in an unfamiliar place. Based on the results, we can develop a personalized treatment plan to help you start getting a good night’s sleep again.