Most people regard snoring as a fairly trivial problem – more of an annoyance than anything. However, what they don’t know is that loud, frequent snoring is a common sign and symptom of sleep apnea, and that left untreated it can increase your risk for serious health problems including low blood oxygen levels, congestive heart failure, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes and even death.
Houston sleep apnea dentist, Dr. Dassani at Dassani Dentistry is proud to not only keep your teeth clean and healthy, but also to provide a non-surgical, non-invasive sleep apnea treatment with oral appliance therapy. Oral appliance therapy is an alternative to CPAP treatment for many patients who find the CPAP machine intolerable.
Oral appliance therapy uses a custom oral appliance (mouth guard) that gently shifts the lower jaw forward, preventing the airway from collapsing, and allowing the patient to breathe comfortably throughout the night. Oral appliance therapy is a comfortable, safe, non-invasive alternative to the traditional CPAP machine.If you suffer from sleep apnea, Dr. Dassani, your trusted Houston sleep doctor, would love to help you take control of your nights, your days, your health, and your life!