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Sleep Apnea? New Braunfels Trusts New Braunfels Dentures

March 8, 2016

Filed under: Sleep Apnea — Tags: , , — tntadmin @ 6:51 pm

sleep apneaYou’re all tucked in for a peaceful night of sleep. Then, just as you’re about to drift off—there’s that familiar and unwelcome sound from the person sleeping on the other side of the bed. Snoring can be just an annoyance or it can be a sign of a more serious condition called sleep apnea. At Comal Dental, Dr. David Earnest and his team treat sleep apnea, so you can get a good night of sleep again and your partner can avoid a host of health problems.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea—also called obstructive sleep apnea—is a chronic condition that halts breathing anywhere from a few seconds to a full minute while you sleep. While you’re lying down asleep, the tissue in your throat including the back end of your tongue relaxes and may block your airway. As a result, breathing is constricted and the air that does pass through vibrates the surrounding tissue; that’s what causes the sound of snoring.

However, the problem doesn’t end with snoring. A person with sleep apnea may not realize it, but they may be waking up many, many times during the night. The nervous system signals the brain to wake the body in order to restart breathing. As a consequence, people with sleep apnea often experience extreme daytime sleepiness. In fact, the root cause of many automobile accidents is the drowsiness caused by sleep apnea. Other common side effects are:

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Poor memory
  • Tension headaches
  • Irritability
  • Frequently urinating during the night

In addition, sleep apnea has been linked to several general health concerns, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression and obesity.

Solving Sleep Apnea in San Marcos and New Braunfels

If you suspect that your loved one might have sleep apnea, Dr. Earnest can direct you to a qualified physician for diagnosis. Then, you can return to our office where you’ll be measured for a customized oral appliance called a night guard. Worn every night, this comfortable appliance gently positions your tongue and jaw forward slightly, so your airway stays open for free and clear breathing. This CPAP alternative in New Braunfels can be an ideal solution for sleep apnea sufferers.

Contact Our Office Today

If you’re ready to once again have the healthful sleep you need and deserve, then call Comal Dental in New Braunfels, TX. With a comfortable night guard, you and your partners can be on your way to a more peaceful night.

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   Dr. Aaron Haag

Dr. Aaron Haag and his caring, dedicated team offer comprehensive dental care in a unique and relaxing setting. We strive to make your experience in our office as comfortable and productive as possible.

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Dental services for clean, healthy teeth and gums

We believe in offering a wide selection of dental treatments to fix your problem teeth, and to maintain healthy, strong teeth and gums for the long run. From professional, advanced teeth whitening, to restorative dental services like dental implants, we have the dental services you need all under one roof.

Services offered include

  • Cleaning and Prevention
  • Fillings
  • Crowns
  • Veneers
  • Implants
  • Bridges
  • Dentures
  • Root Canals
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Tooth Whitening
  • Clear Braces
  • Snoring Appliances
  • TMJ therapy
  • Oral Surgery
  • Emergency Visits

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The dental team of Comal Dental are dedicated to professional dental care. You can look forward to compassionate patient care within a relaxing office atmosphere, as we also offer sedation dentistry.

Our comfortable office offers the very best in dental technique and technology – expressly delivered with your total well being in mind. We work as a coordinated team to bring you the best in oral health care.

For your convenience in addition to normal business hours we are open some evenings by appointment only. We also accept most insurance plans, as well as all major credit cards.

We look forward to meeting you and to helping you achieve optimal oral health.

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Monday thru Friday:
8 am - 3 pm
Evenings & Weekends:
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2660 Common Street
Suite 102
New Braunfels, TX 78130
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