Beyond Dental and Implant Center
Sleep Apnea Treatment at Beyond Dental and Implant Center
Sleep Apnea Treatment at Beyond Dental and Implant Center
Sleep Apnea Treatment in Dallas & Fort Worth, TX
For many patients with sleep apnea, conventional therapies just don’t work for them. Here at Beyond Dental, we have the solution for these patients. Our professionals are trained to treat and manage snoring, sleep-disordered breathing, sleep apnea, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with oral appliance therapy. If you’d like to learn more about this treatment option for sleep apnea, then contact us today or read on to learn more.
Can the way I breathe contribute to sleep apnea?
In a simple answer yes! If you are a mouth breather, you may be more susceptible to sleep apnea. Why? Your upper airway becomes restricted, this could be due to an irregular tongue function and position among other possible issues. This is also what causes snoring, as your upper airway and nasal corridor become restrained this will cause you to breathe through your mouth. Breathing through your mouth is the only way you can obtain sufficient oxygen to the lungs. Upper airway issues can occur in adults as well as children.
To obtain the optimum amount of oxygen you should breathe through the nose without utilizing your mouth ie. Keep your mouth closed. This is the best way to maximize your oxygen intake. If you are a chronic mouth breather you can develop issues with your teeth and jaws. Children especially may experience issues in the development of their teeth due to way their dental arches form as a chronic mouth breather. If not treated this can lead to SMD, Sleep Disordered Breathing which leads to sleep apnea and snoring.
Our expert dentists at Beyond Dental and Implant Center can help diagnosis and treat the issue.
What can cause an upper airway restriction?
There are a variety of issues that can cause upper airway restrictions. One of the most common is the tongue, if it is irregular in position and size it can cause airway restrictions. Other causes can include;
- Deviated septum
- Tonsils or enlarged adenoids
- Chronic allergies
Chronic mouth breathing especially can cause dental problems. In extreme cases the patients can develop an “open bite” and a “v” shape mouth. Posture can also be affected as patients will lean forward with their head an mouth in an attempt to obtain more oxygen while breathing through the mouth.
What is the conventional treatment for sleep apnea?
You might have already heard about CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) therapy for moderate to severe sleep apnea. This conventional form of therapy is commonly recommended by professionals, but it doesn’t work for every patient, and many patients hate using their CPAP machine. Some of these patients have issues with their temporomandibular joint (TMJ), while others might have other oral or dental issues, any of which can contribute to sleep apnea. To treat these problems, oral appliance therapy is often the best treatment option.
What is oral appliance therapy?
Unlike the CPAP machine, an oral appliance is easy to use and unintrusive. It’s also custom-made to fit your mouth without any discomfort, and it’s inconspicuous too! The appliance can be used to treat both sleep apnea and snoring, so you and your partner will be able to enjoy a sound sleep. Oral appliance therapy has the following advantages over other methods:
- Ease of use
- Silence during use
- Allows the patient to sleep in any position
Oral appliance therapy is a proven method for treating many cases of sleep apnea. It is also approved by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. For common or even complex problems with the TMJ, teeth, or mouth, oral appliance therapy can work wonders. For many of these problems, patients will experience immediate relief, and after 3 months, many patients will be symptom-free.
We provide oral appliance therapy at Beyond Dental and Implant Center. PPO Insurance & Medicaid is accepted. Not many dentists are able to provide this treatment option. Our Beyond Dental Savings plan is also accepted for oral appliance therapy. Contact our staff for more detailed information about our savings plan.
Who can provide oral appliance therapy?
This form of therapy can be provided only by fully qualified dental experts with certification and skill in dental sleep medicine. It is uncommon to find a dentist with this kind of skill, but here at Beyond Dental, we have one of these dentists!
At our Office, Dr. Cory Nguyen (DDS, DABOI, FAAID) is an expert in dental sleep medicine, He’s also an AADSM qualified provider of oral appliance therapy. He has been serving patients in the DFW area since 2005 and is fully capable of helping you with issues with your sleep, teeth, mouth, jaw, or TMJ. The doctor is constantly upgrading his skills so he can provide his patients with the finest care possible, and this is why he completed advanced training in sleep dentistry, neuromuscular dentistry, and physiologic occlusion, which is the science of healthy chewing. Dr. Nguyen’s methods are safe, effective, and in harmony with your biological systems and overall health. Reach out to the doctor to learn more about how he can help you with your sleep apnea or other health issue.
We also offer our Patients’ Guide to Sleep Apnea Treatment, a free eBook about sleep apnea, how it can affect your health, and what you can do about it so you can sleep soundly. When you treat your sleep apnea properly, it can make a night-and-day difference in your life. Contact our Office today to get this guide and learn just about everything we can teach you about sleep apnea.
What can you tell me about your prices?
Beyond Dental accepts PPO insurance and Medicare to help you cover your services with us. We also offer our Beyond Dental Savings Plan that has no deductible, no annual maximum, no policy limitations, no waiting period, and savings of 20-40% off of many procedures and treatments. If you’d like to learn more about this plan with us, get in touch with us today.
Where can I get sleep apnea treatment in Dallas and Fort Worth, TX?
You can come to us here at Beyond Dental for sleep apnea treatment with oral appliance therapy. Dr. Nguyen would be more than happy to speak with you about your sleep apnea, and he’s more than qualified to determine the underlying cause of your particular case. If you both decide that oral appliance therapy is the best treatment option for you, then he can provide it!
The first step is to make a simple consultation with the doctor. Beyond Dental has 2 locations in Dallas and Fort Worth, TX to meet your dental needs. These locations are located at 13655 Preston Rd Suite 100 Dallas, TX 75240, and at 9500 Ray White Rd Suite 105 Fort Worth, TX 76244. To book your consultation, please call us one of 2 location in Dallas or Fort Worth.
Our staff are standing by to take your call, and Dr. Nguyen is standing by to meet you soon here at Beyond Dental and Implant Center!