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Sleep Apnea & Snoring How W Dentistry Can Help

Think you may be suffering from sleep apnea? Are you tired all the time even though you think you’re getting an adequate amount of sleep? Does your partner complain about your snoring? Do you wake up during the night gasping for air?

You may be suffering from sleep apnea. The field of dental sleep medicine has grown significantly in the last twenty years, and at W Dentistry, we’re here to help you sleep better and feel more rested.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a common medical condition where a person stops breathing for short period of time throughout the night every night due to an airway blockage. When this happens, C02 builds up, your blood pressure rises, and your body startles you awake to restart proper breathing. This condition can be hazardous and can affect your quality of life and overall health. Severe cases of sleep apnea can reduce your life expectancy by up to ten years! About 20 million people in the US suffer from sleep apnea, but many don’t know it!

The most common risk factors are:

  • Men 40+ years old
  • Overweight
  • Smokers
  • People with a family history of sleep apnea

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, contact our dental office right away for a sleep apnea consultation:

  • Insomnia
  • Difficulty sleeping through the night
  • Shortness of breath after waking
  • Choking or snorting sounds
  • Morning headaches
  • Drowsiness even during the day
  • Loud snoring
  • Grinding your teeth
  • Forgetfulness or foggy thinking

How Our Dental Office in LBK Treats Sleep Apnea

At W Dentistry, we are here to help improve your quality of life, and our sleep apnea treatments can help you feel more rested, breathe easier, and feel better. Treating sleep apnea requires a medical diagnosis from your primary care provider or a sleep apnea specialist. The CPAP machine is still the gold standard of care for severe sleep apnea, but if you cannot tolerate this appliance for some reason or if you have mild to moderate sleep apnea that does not require a CPAP machine, we may be able to make you an mouthguard-like appliance that can reposition your lower jaw while you sleep to open your airway and give you relief.

How to Get Help With W Dentistry

  1. The first step to a more restful, happier, and healthy life is to call and make an appointment today with W Dentistry so our amazing dental team can provide the sleep apnea support and treatment you need. If you don’t already have confirmation of sleep apnea from your physician or sleep specialist, that will be required for the initial appointment. We can assist with a referral if necessary.
  2. After we confirm the severity of sleep apnea, we’ll begin to explore how we might make lifestyle changes that could help alleviate the symptoms.
  3. We will then decide on which dental therapy may be right for you, and in more advanced cases, we may make a referral to your primary care physician to discuss other options to help your sleep apnea condition better. If you don’t have sleep apnea but want relief from snoring, we can also discuss a similar treatment option for that.

You’ve waited long enough, and it’s time to get your quality of life back and better than ever. If left untreated, sleep apnea is a severe condition and can lead to other health problems like heart disease, diabetes, depression, anxiety, and obesity. The great news is that our dental office at W Dentistry is here to help, so give us a call today to request a dentist appointment to take back your overall health!

FAQ's About General Dentistry

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about dentistry and oral health issues. If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.
Why do regular dental visits matter?
Regular dental visits are important because they can help spot tooth decay or gum disease early on, when treatment is likely to be simpler and more affordable. They also help prevent many problems from developing in the first place. Visiting your dentist regularly is also important because some diseases or medical conditions have symptoms that might appear in the mouth.
What can I expect on my first visit?
During your first dental appointment, we will begin by gathering all of the necessary information to determine your dental health. We'll take X-rays and examine your mouth for any problems that might need treatment. After cleaning you up, it's time to discuss all your dental solution options.
What insurance companies are you contracted with?
Although we do not contract with any insurance providers, we are able to accept most dental insurance on an indemnity basis. We will check with your insurance company to determine your out-of-pocket cost, and then get the claim started for you.

Because we accept dental insurance on an indemnity basis, you will need to pay for your services before we can begin any dental work. We accept cash, credit or one of our convenient financing options. Your insurance company will then reimburse you within a few weeks.

Schedule Your Appointment

If you have questions about your dental health or you’d like to book your next appointment we are here to help!

Give us a call today to schedule an appointment with our W Dentistry Lubbock dentist office to maintain your dental health! Call us at 806-780-4911 or fill out our online contact form to request your appointment today!