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Sleep Apnea

Treating Sleep Apnea in Austin

Although a good night’s sleep is an essential part of life, many individuals will tolerate restless slumber simply due to the fact that they are used to it. The truth of the matter is, sleep apnea is a disorder that affects how you breathe during sleep and is a serious condition that should be addressed with proper diagnosis and treatment.

Skilled and compassionate dentist, Ellie Samani, DDS, provides experienced and personalized treatment for sleep apnea. Working closely with a trusted outside sleep clinic, we can help ensure you receive the most ideal care possible. Our Austin team wants you to get the optimal night’s rest you deserve, and we encourage you to contact Advanced Smile Center today for a comprehensive consultation! 

Understanding Sleep Apnea 

Sleep apnea is a disorder that takes place while sleeping and temporarily blocks your airways. Snoring and gasping during slumber are two telltale signs but specific causes are not always so obvious. Individuals with sleep apnea typically have one of two types:  Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) or Central Sleep Apnea (CSA). 

Obstructive Sleep Apnea - is the most common form and occurs when soft tissues in the back of the throat collapse during slumber and block the airways. Although the condition can develop at any time, it can also be a result of inherited issues like small throat. Weight gain can also play a significant role in developing the condition as well. 

Central Sleep Apnea - is a neurological complication, where the brain is not communicating properly with the muscles and tissues in charge of helping you breathe correctly. Central sleep apnea is less common than its counterpart and may be a result of prior health issues such as heart attack or stroke.

Whichever form of sleep apnea you have, treating the condition should be a high priority to prevent other serious health complications.

Convenient Diagnosis 

Patients residing in Austin and surrounding communities can visit Advanced Smile Center for efficient diagnosis. Dr. Samani works closely with an established and trusted sleep clinic to provide individuals with an accurate analysis of their unique sleep apnea condition.  Once the level of severity in your case is determined, Dr. Samani and her team invite you back to our Austin dental practice for your completely personalized appliance therapy. 

Comprehensive Sleep Apnea Treatment from Dr. Ellie Samani 

Since sleep apnea is caused by the collapsing or improper working of airways muscles, patients require appliances to keep them in optimal position while sleeping. Oral appliances keep the jaws positioned in a way that helps you breathe properly and effortlessly. These devices are specifically fabricated to encourage a healthy night’s sleep.  

We provide the following sleep apnea appliances at our Austin office:

  • TAP®3 Adjustable Appliances 
  • SomnoDent Sleep Apnea Mouthpiece 
  • EMA Appliances 

With more complex sleep apnea cases, we can recommend patients with a CPAP machine. This device can help the individual breathe properly throughout the night. It works by producing a consistent amount of air flow through the throat and nose, keeping tissues out of the way. The CPAP mask and constant air pressure allow you to inhale and exhale normally.

Contact Ellie Samani, DDS and Her Team for Sleep Disorder Therapy Today!  

Seeking treatment for sleep apnea can greatly improve health, wellness, and your quality of life. To learn more about diagnosis and management in Austin, contact our practice today!