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Modern Treatment & Personalized Sleep Medicine

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Sleep is a vital ingredient of a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, people who suffer from sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may find a good night’s rest hard to achieve. Sleep apnea disrupts the sleep cycle, leading to a host of health issues.

Dr. Michael Landry uses the latest modern technology and a holistic approach to help Houston residents identify and treat sleep apnea. His extensive background in holistic dental care means you will find the treatment that will best enhance your quality of life. If you think you may have sleep apnea, contact our Houston office to schedule a comprehensive consultation today!


Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Dangers & Causes

Obstructive sleep apnea happens when the throat muscles relax during sleep and move to a position that blocks the airway. The body interrupts sleep to regain normal breathing. This disruption can happen several times a night and lead to poor sleep quality.

Snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea and is caused by the vibration of the throat muscles. Interrupted sleep and oxygen deprivation is not fatal, but it can lead to significant health issues. The most notable include:

  • Chronic sleepiness
  • Exhaustion
  • Lack of concentration
  • Frequent headaches
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Obesity
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease

Sleep apnea can also cause teeth grinding when the jaw is pushed forward, or it can lead to toothaches and worn teeth. Stress may cause teeth to become yellowed due to the pressure on the dentin, or inner tooth structure.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment Options

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If you’ve tried CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) and found it uncomfortable to wear while sleeping, a custom oral appliance could be the solution for you. Our custom-made devices adjust your mouth into an optimal position for breathing while asleep.

You may find oral appliances easier to use and more comfortable than a CPAP machine. The goal is to stop snoring and obstructive sleep apnea by opening your throat and bringing your jaw or tongue forward while you sleep. When the jaw moves forward, there is more room for the tongue and soft tissue. Dental devices slightly open the teeth to keep the soft tissue from closing the airway, thus allowing you to breathe easier.

What to Expect With a Dental Device?

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Most dental devices are made to fit inside your mouth, like an athletic mouth guard or night guard. We offer a full range of oral appliances, and each device is custom-made for you. It is imperative to have your exam and fitting done by a dental practitioner specializing in sleep apnea. You may need to have the mouthpiece adjusted to fit better as your muscles relax or strengthen over time. Dr. Landry and our friendly team are all dedicated to helping you through every step of sleep apnea treatment. From diagnosis to ongoing appliance evaluations, we can help you get optimal rest so that you can enjoy your life to the fullest. Call us today!


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