Treating apnea, bruxism, and more with oral appliances in Georgetown, TX
Dr. Edmond and his team at 4405 Dental Studio in Georgetown, TX are committed to providing comprehensive solutions for many different conditions. This includes various types of oral appliances, which may be used to treat bruxism (clenching and grinding teeth), obstructive sleep apnea, and snoring.
Sleep apnea treatment
Millions of American men and women snore regularly. While it is a serious disruption for sleep partners, most people don’t think of it as a health concern. However, in many cases it is not simple snoring, but a symptom of sleep apnea. Individuals afflicted by apnea experiences pauses in breathing many times throughout the night. This condition has been linked to stroke, heart disease, and many other medical problems.
A sleep appliance can support the airway, helping prevent snoring as well as apnea. It is small, lightweight, and comfortable to wear. Each sleep apnea mouthguard is custom made for an ideal fit. Even some people who don’t have apnea choose to wear an oral appliance for snoring.
Clenching or grinding your teeth during sleep is a common habit, which is also quite destructive to oral health. It can cause fractures in teeth and make them wear down quickly. The strain on muscles can lead to jaw pain or TMJD (temporomandibular joint disorder). Additionally, bruxism is a risk factor for sleep apnea. Like apnea, it can be treated with a custom-made oral device.
The bruxism dental appliance can stop potentially irreversible damage to your teeth and jaw. Most patients report that the devices are comfortable to wear and do not interfere with sleep. In fact, this type of oral appliance therapy can eliminate toothaches, headaches, and other troublesome symptoms of teeth grinding.
Find the right dental appliance for you
Whether you need a sleep apnea device, bruxism appliance, or sports mouthguard you will find the ideal solution right here at 4405 Dental Studio. Our devices are custom made for each patient, to address his or her unique needs as well as providing a comfortable fit. Please feel free to call our office for an appointment, or if you have any questions.