Sleep Apnea

Lakeway Sleep Apnea

 

Do you live in the Lakeway area and suffer from Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea is a common disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted or stops during sleep. Most people do not know that they suffer from this disorder because it does happen while they are sleeping and the breathing resumes before waking up. A family member or loved one is usually the one who notices the disorder. There are three types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central and mixed. Obstructive sleep apnea  is caused by airway blockage, central sleep apnea is caused by the brain failing to signal breathe and mixed sleep apnea is a combination of both obstructive and central.

How To Tell If You Suffer From Sleep Apnea:

Discovering whether or not you have sleep apnea is done in several steps. The first step is an evaluation done by a sleep specialist. This evaluation includes a history test and a physical exam. This is then followed by a sleep study. These steps help the specialist further determine whether or not the patient in question suffers from sleep apnea, and determines how serious the case is. There are multiple non-surgical and surgical options for those who do suffer from sleep apnea. The most common and reliable method is using a continuous airflow pressure machine. This is a mask that is worn over the nose and mouth while sleeping, to help with airflow. Other options, like oral guards, are available for patients who cannot use the CPAP machine.

Austin Oral Surgery: A Name You Can Trust

Austin Oral Surgery has been providing exceptional oral health care to the Austin and Lakeway area for 45 years. There are ten Austin Oral Surgery locations around the Austin area and the staff is extensively trained in all areas of Sleep Apnea and treatment options. Every Austin Oral Surgery location is dedicated to providing the highest quality oral health care to all patients.

Contact Austin Oral Surgery Today

The staff at Austin Oral Surgery can answer any questions and address any concerns that you may have about sleep apnea or any of their other oral health services. Call 512-402-6677 today to set up an appointment.