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Our experienced dentists and team provides sleep apnea treatment to help you get the rest you need. Sleep apnea hinders your ability to breathe normally and naturally while asleep, and it can have a significant negative impact on your health and quality of life. We invite you to call our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Timothy Gardner, Dr. Todd Leiker or Dr. Ken Ferguson and learn more about sleep apnea treatment in Conroe and Montgomery, Texas.

dental servicesSleep disordered breathing is a term used to describe a number of sleep-related conditions that can keep you from getting the sleep you need to function throughout the day. This includes sleep apnea, which is characterized by breaks and pauses in breathing while you sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is a specific version of this condition where airflow is blocked by obstructions in the airway, such as the soft tissue of the airway collapsing or the tongue rolling into the throat. When untreated, sleep apnea can be a contributing factor in a number of serious health conditions, such as heart disease, liver problems or high blood pressure.

Only a sleep physician can officially diagnose you with sleep apnea, and we recommend talking with your physician as well as our dentists if you recognize the symptoms of sleep apnea in your own life. These signs of sleep apnea may include:

  • Snoring
  • Difficulty staying asleep once asleep
  • Frequent headaches or sore throats in the morning
  • Irritability or personality changes

The treatments available for sleep apnea vary depending on the contributing factors and severity of your condition. For those with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, our team may recommend a simple oral appliance that fits over your teeth and keeps your airway open as you sleep, stopping your tongue from rolling back and holding your jaw in the ideal location for better sleep. To learn more about sleep apnea treatment, stop by our office or give us a call.