What is sleep dentistry?

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Sleep Dentistry assists in treating obstructive sleep apnea using oral appliances. Sleep apnea is identified as continual pauses in breathing during sleep, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a reaction to your muscles relaxing during sleep and gravity pulling your airway closed.

Side effects:

  • Snoring
  • Teeth Grinding
  • Exhaustion
  • Weight Gain
  • Nighttime bathroom trips
  • Loss of Libido
  • Depression/Anxiety
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Side Effects of Sleep Apnea

Exhaustion, Snoring, weight gain, bedwetting, loss of libido, depression, job performance

Don’t Ignore the Snore

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  • Obstructive sleep apnea frequently goes undiagnosed because people often mistake the serious sleep disorder for snoring. About half of loud snorers have some form of sleep apnea.
  • Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea have similar causes. Sleep apnea happens when the tissue in the upper-airway blocks the entire airway, causing a pause in your breathing. The blockage keeps oxygen from reaching your organs including your heart and brain. When the blood-oxygen level drops low enough, the body momentarily wakes up. It can happen so fast that you may not be aware you woke up.
  • Snorers who suffer from sleep may make gasping, choking or snorting sounds as they try to breathe and feel drained of energy during the day.

Teeth Grinding

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  • Teeth grinding should be treated by a qualified dental professional, regardless of the cause, to avoid negative consequences for your teeth. However, it is especially important when bruxism is caused by obstructive sleep apnea, a disorder that has been linked to a host of serious health conditions when left untreated. Current research has directly linked teeth grinding as a sign of sleep apnea.
  • Schedule an appointment with us today to discuss oral appliance therapy as a treatment option for teeth grinding. (taken from Sleep Dallas)

Oral Appliances

  • Appliances IA, EVO, PH, prosomnus, summoned

Dr. McDonald uses the latest technology in oral sleep appliances.

ProSomnus EVO

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ProSomnus-PH

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SomnoMed Avant

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  • Exhaustion
  • weight gain
  • bedwetting
  • loss of libido
  • depression
  • job performance

SLEEP RULES, APNEA DROOLS

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