If you or a loved one suffers from loud snoring or you make choking or gagging noises when you sleep, you may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a disorder that is caused when something, such as your sagging throat muscles or your tongue, partially blocks your airway. While sleep apnea can only be diagnosed by a sleep specialist, our dentists, Drs. Farmer and Farmer, may be able to help you recognize some of the symptoms of sleep apnea. Some of the symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Loud snoring
  • Frequent sore throats
  • Day drowsiness
  • Disturbances in your sleep
  • High blood pressure
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability

If you suspect that you or a loved one is experiencing the effects of sleep apnea, it is extremely important to visit our knowledgeable dentists or another doctor. Sleep apnea can cause several symptoms, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, or liver disease. To help you prevent the effects of sleep apnea, our team at Houston smiledocs may recommend an oral mouthpiece to you. This mouthpiece will be custom made to fit your smile, and it will prevent your muscles and tongue from obstructing your airway. If you are interested in the benefits of sleep apnea treatment in Houston, Texas, we invite you to contact us today. We are excited to care for your smile.