For Obstructive Sleep Apnea Suffers Dr. Dean Hutto Can Help You Get a Good Night’s Sleep

At Aesthetic Family Dentistry in Baytown, TX we understand how important your overall health is to you and your loved ones. If you are someone that suffers with OSA or Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dr. Dean Hutto may be able to offer you a simple, effective dental device that will allow you to sleep completely, prevent snoring and help you to live a healthier, more rested life.

Sleep Apnea in Baytown, TX | Dr. Hutto, Aesthetic Family Dentistry

What is OSA?

Obstructive Sleep Apnea occurs more commonly in men than women and is caused when the airways collapse or become blocked, effectively stopping the ability to breathe. This happens at night when the individual is asleep, resulting in multiple times that the individual is forced to wake up or partially wake up to restore normal breathing. However, and surprising to many people, they don’t remember the breathing problem or the waking up.

The muscles of the tongue and throat naturally relax when we sleep, but for those with OSA the relaxation allows causes the skin and muscle at the back of the throat to drop, restricting or blocking the air passage.

The signs of OSA are often difficult to identify if you sleep alone. The most common symptom is heavy snoring, often with periods of breath stoppage and then rapid breathing or a sensation of choking. Other symptoms can include a chronic dry mouth, difficulty in remaining awake during the day, memory and focus problems, headaches and possibility restless sleep habits.

How Dr. Hutto and SomnoMed Can Help

While some people may need specialized equipment such as CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) systems, which include a mask that is worn when sleeping that forces air through the nose and mouth to stop the collapse of the airway, others may benefit from use a very comfortable dental device known as a SomnoMed sleep appliance. This device avoids the possible complications of a surgical procedure and is often much better tolerated by patients that the full CPAP system which can be bulky and difficult to use.

Dr. Hutto can ask you a few simple questions and complete an examination to see if this lightweight mouthpiece may be the best option for your OSA. It can also be used to stop snoring comfortably and allow you to have a restful, deep and continual night’s sleep.

Book a Sleep Apnea Consultation Today

If you have OSA or snoring problems call our office at (832) 514-3922 in Baytown, TX. Dr. Hutto will meet with you to discuss your options and if a SomnoMed sleep appliance could be the right OSA device for you to use.

Book a Sleep Apnea Consultation Today

If you have OSA or snoring problems call our office at (832) 514-3922 in Baytown, TX. Dr. Hutto will meet with you to discuss your options and if a SomnoMed sleep appliance could be the right OSA device for you to use.

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