According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, approximately 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, a common condition that has only recently been fully recognized as a potentially life threatening disorder. At Ted R. Hume III, DDS in Dallas, TX, Dr. Ted Hume and his caring, experienced team offer a variety of general and preventive dentistry services, including the treatment and management of obstructive sleep apnea.
The Importance of Sleep Apnea Therapy
While excessively loud snoring is the chief complaint associated with obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, this annoying nighttime nuisance is not the most serious of the condition’s complications. In fact, individuals with untreated sleep apnea are at an increased risk of developing numerous health conditions, including high blood pressure, pulmonary hypertension, chronic daytime fatigue, atrial fibrillation, depression, and stroke.
Sleep apnea is characterized by frequent lapses in breathing while a patient sleeps, though the majority of those affected are unaware that they are struggling for oxygen throughout the course of the night. The muscles that support the soft tissues of the throat and mouth block the airway, preventing air movement into the lungs, and thereby decreasing oxygen levels in the blood. Fortunately, an effective solution exists for this common problem. This treatment has been proven effective in millions of OSA cases. A custom oral appliance is fabricated for the patient to wear at night while sleeping. Please ask Dr. Hume about how a comfortable, custom mouthpiece can help you avoid the complications associated with sleep apnea.
Schedule Your Consultation
Patients who suspect that they or a loved one is suffering from the effects of sleep apnea, the time to act is now. With treatment from Dr. Hume at our Dallas, TX dental practice, relief can be found from this highly invasive sleep disorder. Please contact our office today to schedule a one on one appointment with Dr. Hume to discover what a difference our cutting edge technology and close, personal attention can make in your life.
From our conveniently located practice, we warmly welcome patients from throughout the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area, including North Dallas, University Park, Richardson, Garland, Addison, Plano, and beyond. We look forward to helping you enjoy peaceful, restful nights of deep sleep, as well as improved overall health and wellness.