What to Expect at DentaCare Dental
Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can impact your mood, level of energy, and quality of sleep. If you’ve been diagnosed, it’s likely you’ve been using a CPAP machine to relieve your symptoms. Most patients seek an alternative treatment due to its uncomfortable side effects.
When you visit our Longview office, we’ll review your medical history, prior sleep tests, and provide you with an in-depth physical exam. Dr. Hobbs will take the time to understand your symptoms to determine the right course of action for your condition.
If you haven’t been diagnosed yet, we’ll recommend a local sleep clinic to undergo an overnight sleep study or we can provide you with a take-home sleep test. Once you’ve been properly diagnosed, Dr. Hobbs will work closely with you to find a treatment that works best for you.
Our Treatment Options
Here at DentaCare Dental, we offer multiple sleep apnea treatment options to ensure you receive a solution that fits your unique needs.
As the first line of defense, we’ll recommend a CPAP machine to treat snoring and sleep apnea. It’s worn as a mask to pump air into your mouth while you sleep. This prevents airway obstructions, allowing you to breathe properly. Though they’re effective, CPAP masks are loud, bulky, and uncomfortable–leading patients to stop using them altogether.
If you’re seeking a more comfortable alternative, Dr. Hobbs can customize an oral appliance just for you. Similar to a mouthguard, it’s worn overnight and works to clear any blockages in the back of the throat. Oral appliances shift your jaw forward to keep your airway open overnight.
Dr. Hobbs will discuss each treatment in detail to make sure you understand how they work before deciding on a solution. We’ll also explain various lifestyle changes that’ll help ease your sleep apnea symptoms. It’s important to feel confident when choosing a treatment, which is why we encourage you to ask any questions you may have.
Regain Your Sleepless Nights
If you find yourself feeling restless throughout the night, it’s possible that you may have sleep apnea. It’s a serious condition that can lead to considerable health problems without proper treatment.
Take control of your life and call our Longview office at 903-686-9076 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with Dr. Hobbs. Or simply fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page. It’s the first step to getting a better night’s rest.