Do you have trouble sleeping? If so, you’re not alone. An estimated 22 million Americans suffer from a lack of sleep—and even exhaustion—caused by sleep apnea. Chronic snoring problems and interrupted sleep aren’t just an inconvenience. Untreated sleep apnea can lead to more serious health risks. Sleep apnea is a common but serious sleep disorder that causes interruptions in breathing during sleep. These pauses in breathing are called apneas and they can happen hundreds of times each night. Sleep apnea can have a negative impact on your health and prevent you from getting the restful night’s sleep your body needs.
Continuously interrupted sleep can result in serious health-related problems.
Potential health issues that may result from untreated sleep apnea include:
Use this brief questionnaire and checklist to determine if you might be at risk for sleep apnea.
Dr. Coerver feels so strongly that knowledge and action can improve and save lives that she is offering a no-cost individual 30 minute consultation on sleep breathing disorders. Whether it’s loud snoring or other sleep apnea symptoms, make sure you are not at risk for this very treatable, potentially life threatening condition. Learn more about sleep apnea and get all of your questions answered. We have a limited number of consultation times available, so schedule yours as soon as possible.
If during your consultation it is suspected that you may suffer from sleep apnea, we will assist you in ordering a convenient and accurate home sleep test designed to assist in the diagnosis of sleep-disordered breathing. In the comfort of your own bed, you’ll wear the testing device while sleeping. A Board Certified Sleep Physician will interpret the data and we will contact you to discuss your results.
There are various methods of treating sleep apnea. One of the following options may be the right solution for you.
These devices are custom fitted by dentists with special expertise and training in treating sleep apnea. They fit in the mouth, similar to a retainer or mouth guard. They open your airway by moving your lower jaw and tongue forward while you sleep. They are small, comfortable and effective.
With Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), patients wear a specialized mask over the nose and face during sleep. The CPAP device delivers a steady supply of air, keeping the airway open. CPAP treatment can be very effective, however the patient must be willing to use it correctly and consistently.
There are several surgical options. Nasal surgery can correct a deviated septum or remove bones in your nose to improve air flow. Surgery may also be performed to remove and/or reduce the size of the soft palate, uvula and back of the tongue. These surgeries are not typically recommended as first line treatments for obstructive sleep apnea.
A full night’s sleep for both you and your partner. Wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
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Avoid the health risks caused by untreated sleep apnea and live a longer, healthier, more enjoyable life.
After graduating from St. Gregory’s University with a degree in Natural Science, Dr. Ashley Coerver received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. She has been practicing in North Texas for the better part of a decade, offering a broad range of dental services including custom-made oral appliances for sleep apnea patients.
Dr. Coerver holds herself to a high standard of excellence in the care she extends to her patients and believes that the best treatment is what restores the patient’s health and well-being.
Dr. Coerver is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM).
Dr. Coerver is committed to Mansfield and the northern Texas area. She practices in her own award-winning office and sits on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce.
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