What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a potentially dangerous condition that causes you to stop breathing for short periods of time as you sleep. There are many different causes that can be linked to sleep apnea, but the most common and most treatable reason is the collapse of the soft tissues of your throat, blocking your airway. If left untreated, sleep apnea is linked to high blood pressure, migraines, and heart conditions.

What the symptoms of sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea can only be diagnosed after a sleep test with your doctor. However, sleep apnea generally causes:

  • Headaches
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Trouble sleeping at night
  • Sore or dry throat
  • Snoring
  • Waking up with a choking or gasping sensation

Dr. Walker, our gentle dentist at Leon Springs Dental Center, offer treatment for sleep apnea in San Antonio, Texas, to ensure you get the night’s rest you deserve.

How is sleep apnea treated?

Our high-quality sleep apnea treatment consists of custom-made night guards that gently shift your jaw forward. By repositioning your jaw, your airway is kept open through the entire night, allowing you to breathe normally and peacefully. Night guards can also be used to treat snoring in general. For more information about sleep apnea and night guards, please contact us today. We hope to serve you soon!