Sleep Apnea Treatment – Fort Worth, TX
Sleep Better, Breathe Better, Live Better
Do you consistently feel tired during the day no matter how much you sleep? Does your bed partner constantly complain about your loud snoring? Has exhaustion caused you to almost fall asleep while driving? If so, then you may be suffering from sleep apnea, the second most common sleep disorder in the world.
For more than 30 years, Mitch Conditt, DDS has provided the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex with simple, proven, and effective sleep apnea care so residents are finally able to get the quality rest they deserve. To learn more about sleep apnea and how Dr. Conditt can help you overcome it, follow the informative links below. Or, to start getting the care you need as soon as possible, you can schedule an appointment by giving us a call.
Most Sleep Apnea Patients Go Untreated.
Recent estimates show that about 22 million Americans are currently dealing with sleep apnea every night, and surprisingly, nearly 80% of suffers are believed to be either undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. That means more than 17 million Americans have a serious sleep disorder that is going completely untreated…but Dr. Conditt is ready to change that for the people of Ft. Worth. Thanks to his decades of experience and partnerships with some of the best local sleep experts, he’s ready to help you and your loved ones get the care you need so you can sleep deeply and stay healthy year after year. If you believe that you or a loved one might be suffering from sleep apnea, don’t wait, contact us today so we can get you the treatment you need.
How Can a Dentist Help with Sleep Apnea?
Dr. Conditt is actually trained as a dentist…so how can he help people with sleep apnea? This is a question we hear every day, and it’s a good one! Sleep apnea physically occurs in the mouth and throat, and in order to treat it, a doctor needs to have a deep working knowledge of the oral cavity and how this area of the body functions. Dentistry (along with countless hours of specialty training) gives Dr. Conditt the expertise and confidence to reliably help people with this disorder. It enables him to design custom-made oral appliances that can help keep the airway open and allow a person to get the quality rest they need every night.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a disorder that affects about 22 million Americans each and every night, leading to loud snoring, chronic exhaustion, and even mood swings/depression. It’s characterized by brief but frequent breathing cessations during sleep, which interrupts the sleep cycle and prevents a person from getting the quality rest they need to feel awake and focused the next day. If you feel tired every day despite getting 7-8 hours of sleep each night, then sleep apnea may be the culprit.
Oral Appliance Therapy
The most common treatment prescribed for sleep apnea is CPAP therapy, but many patients find this approach to be too uncomfortable, so they simply stop using it. At our practice, we provide a more conservative option known as oral appliance therapy. A patient simply wears a custom-made mouthguard to bed, and it ensures that the airway stays open and unobstructed throughout the night, leading to better sleep and even better mornings.
Types of Oral Appliances
There is no such thing as a “one-size-fits-all” sleep appliance, and you should be wary of any company that is offering one. To make sure our patients are able to get the results that they need, Dr. Conditt provides a wide selection of appliances from some of the world’s leading manufacturers. Each one is custom-designed by him and uses the highest quality materials to ensure a comfortable fit and effective treatment.
For patients who are still experiencing sleep apnea-related issues despite using a CPAP machine, or for those who simply HATE using their CPAP, combined therapy gives them another option. With this, a patient wears an oral appliance while also using a CPAP machine at the same time. Many patients find it to be much more comfortable than CPAP therapy alone, as it allows them to wear a smaller mask as well as put the machine on a much lower setting.