Dealing with sleep apnea can be a difficult and frustrating experience. However, the team at Pediatric Dentistry of Denton is dedicated to helping patients find relief from this debilitating condition. Dr. Rex Gibson and our highly trained staff have decades of experience providing expert care to individuals suffering from sleep apnea with VIVOS Sleep Apnea treatment in Denton, TX.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition that affects a person’s ability to sleep. It occurs when the airway becomes partially or entirely blocked while sleeping. This blockage causes pauses in breathing, known as apneas, that can last from a few seconds to minutes. OSA can also cause shallow breaths and loud snoring. It is a severe disorder that can lead to poor sleep quality, daytime sleepiness, and an increased risk of other medical conditions such as stroke and heart attack. OSA is a common sleep disorder affecting around 18 million adults in the United States. It is more common in men and people who are overweight. It is essential to be aware of OSA and seek medical attention if you experience any associated symptoms. Treatment options can help improve sleep quality and reduce the risk of other medical conditions.
Symptoms of OSA can include loud snoring, snorting, gasping or choking during sleep, pauses in breathing, waking up frequently during the night, feeling tired during the day, difficulty concentrating, irritability, and morning headaches.
When you come to us for sleep apnea treatment, we will perform a complete evaluation to determine your individual needs. This includes a physical exam and testing for breathing patterns during sleep using specialized technology.
A health screening, head and neck examination, 3-D cone beam scan, intraoral photos and measurements, and an at-home sleep test are all included in the initial consultation. After finishing diagnostic testing, our team compiles a report, including a thorough assessment and evaluation, airway measurements, treatment goals, your treatment plan, and healthcare and financing.
Based on the information gathered during this evaluation, we will create a personalized treatment plan that reduces your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Adults with mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), snoring, and sleep-disordered breathing are treated with the VIVOS system using an individualized methodology. It is a natural, non-invasive, and non-pharmaceutical approach to treating OSA and promoting restful sleep.
The VIVOS System gradually expands the palate or roof of the mouth to address the underlying cause of sleep-disordered breathing. By widening the palate, you can breathe more easily, get the restorative sleep your body requires, and create more space in your mouth and airway.
The VIVOS sleep apnea appliance is a revolutionary device designed to help people with sleep apnea. It is a small, lightweight device that fits directly into the mouth and is worn 12-16 hours daily. During a typical course of treatment, you wear the retainer-like device at night for nine to eighteen months.
At Pediatric Dentistry of Denton, we understand how important it is for people with this condition to get relief quickly and effectively so they can live without disruption or pain due to a lack of restful sleep. Our team has extensive experience working with individuals facing challenging situations related to their health, so you can be sure that you are getting highly skilled care when you visit us for your sleep apnea treatment needs. Contact us today to learn more about the VIVOS system and how we can help you find relief from this condition in Denton, Texas!