Sleep Apnea Treatment – Arlington, TX
Sleep Better, Feel Better
Millions of people across the U.S. struggle with sleep apnea. This dangerous condition can not only make you feel tired, but it can also have an adverse effect on your daily quality of life and your overall health. Fortunately, sleep apnea in Arlington is highly treatable. Here at South Arlington Dental Care, Dr. Shah and our team are proud to offer the innovative Vivos protocol. Read this page to learn more about sleep apnea and your treatment options, and give us a call when you are ready to schedule a consultation.
Why Choose South Arlington Dental Care for Sleep Apnea Treatment?
Innovative Vivos Protocol Provides Long-Term Relief
Experienced & Knowledgeable Dentist
Friendly & Empathetic Team
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by frequent pauses in breathing throughout the night. These pauses disrupt the sleep cycle and can lead to numerous health risks. There are a few different types of sleep apnea, the most common of which is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It is caused by tissues in the back of the throat that block the free flow of air. Central sleep apnea occurs when the brain fails to send proper breathing signals to the respiratory system.
Some common symptoms of OSA include:
- Loud, frequent snoring
- Observed pauses in breathing
- Mood swings
- Daytime fatigue
- Frequently waking up with a headache or sore throat
- Difficulty concentrating
The Dangers of Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea may seem like a harmless annoyance at first. However, it has several potential — and very serious — consequences that many people do not know about:
- Health risks. OSA is strongly associated with an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, and dementia.
- Impact on relationships. Snoring can put a strain on intimate relationships. Plus, sleep apnea may cause sexual dysfunction in both men and women.
- Increased risk of accidents. Daytime fatigue can impair your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. Individuals with sleep apnea are more likely to be involved in collisions.
Sleep Apnea Treatment Options
A CPAP machine is the most commonly prescribed sleep apnea treatment. However, many patients dislike their machine and do not use it as often as they should. Fortunately, there are alternative treatments that are available from a dentist in Arlington.
Here in our practice, Dr. Shah is proud to offer the innovative Vivos protocol for OSA sufferers. This unique treatment strives to address the root cause of airway obstructions — abnormalities in the tissues of the throat and mouth. For many patients, such tissues can be gently remodeled over the course of 12 – 24 months. The airway remodeling is often accompanied by an exercise regimen that trains patients to properly use the muscles of their upper respiratory system.
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