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Sleep Dentistry in Pharr, TX

February 25, 2022 3:54 am

Do you experience trouble sleeping, frequent headaches, trouble concentrating, irritability, and daytime sleepiness? You may benefit from a sleep evaluation. Quality sleep plays a vital role in your overall health and well-being.

If you suffer from chronic snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, visiting the dentist for sleep dentistry may be what you need to feel rested and improve your quality of life.

What Is Sleep Dentistry?

Dentists who offer dental sleep medicine utilize their extensive knowledge of the face, oral cavity, and throat to improve a patient’s sleep quality. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of the most common sleep disorders. It can cause a variety of problems and is associated with an increased risk for anxiety and depression. Fortunately, oral appliance therapy can successfully treat OSA and other sleep issues.

Oral Appliance Therapy

Oral appliance therapy is a simple and effective treatment option for obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep issues. Unlike a CPAP machine, which provides consistent air to prevent airway collapse, a custom oral sleep appliance fits over the teeth while you sleep to support your jaw in a forward position. This support keeps your airway open and allows your jaw and tongue to relax in a natural resting position without inhibiting breathing.

Benefits of Oral Appliance Therapy

  • Improved Mental Capacity During the Day
  • Reduced Headaches, Stress & Irritability
  • Easy to Use & Store
  • Travel-Friendly
  • Affordable

Sleep Dentistry in Pharr, TX

Dr. Barbin completed a mini-residency in sleep medicine at UCLA, during which she received extensive training in oral appliance therapy. She is also a current member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. She will carefully evaluate your unique situation and create a custom treatment plan within your budget to improve your sleep and overall health. Contact us today to learn more about oral appliance therapy or to schedule an appointment at Toothfairy Adult & Kids Dentist!

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