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Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea, a common yet often overlooked sleep disorder, can significantly impact your health and quality of life. At Dental Professionals of Rockwall, we understand the critical role dental health plays in managing sleep apnea, offering specialized solutions under the guidance of Brigette Koetter, DDS.

Understanding Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is characterized by repeated interruptions in breathing during sleep. These pauses can lead to a range of health issues, from daytime fatigue to more serious cardiovascular problems. What many don't realize is how closely sleep apnea is linked to oral health.

Dental Interventions for Sleep Apnea

Dentistry plays a pivotal role in diagnosing and managing sleep apnea.  The American Dental Association encourages dentists to screen for sleep apnea symptoms like silent reflux, enlarged tongue, etc. At our clinic, we focus on oral appliance therapy, a less invasive alternative to CPAP machines. These custom-fitted devices, designed by Dr. Koetter, help maintain an open airway during sleep, reducing sleep apnea symptoms like daytime sleepiness, hypertension, and impaired cognitive function.

Dr. Koetter's Expertise in Sleep Apnea Management

With a deep understanding of the dental implications of sleep apnea, Dr. Koetter offers comprehensive care that goes beyond the surface. Her approach involves a thorough examination of your oral structure, identifying signs of sleep apnea, and crafting a personalized treatment plan.

Why Choose Dental Solutions for Sleep Apnea?

Opting for dental interventions for sleep apnea offers several benefits:

  • Comfort and Convenience: Oral appliances are comfortable, easy to wear, and portable, making them ideal for regular use, including travel.

  • Customized Care: Each appliance is tailored to fit your mouth perfectly, ensuring effective treatment and comfort.

  • Holistic Health Approach: Addressing sleep apnea through dental solutions contributes to overall health and well-being.

Begin Your Journey to Better Sleep

If you're experiencing symptoms of sleep apnea, don't wait to seek help. Contact Dental Professionals of Rockwall to explore how dental solutions can improve your sleep and overall health. At home sleep studies are available. Under Dr. Koetter's expert care, a restful night's sleep and better health are within reach.

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