Snoring & Sleep Apnea
Certainly, snoring can be annoying to those around you. But did you know that snoring may be a symptom of a serious, potentially life-threatening, medical condition called obstructive sleep apnea? More than 20 million Americans are affected by sleep apnea and experience a variety of symptoms and related health problems, including:
- Chronic sleepiness
- Heart attack
- High-blood pressure
- Weight gain
In addition, a recent study indicates that severe sleep apnea increases a sufferer’s risk of death by 46% compared to someone without sleep apnea. Dr. Oser takes this condition seriously and offers the TAP appliance to eliminate snoring and sleep apnea and restore healthy function and peaceful slumber.
TAP stands for Thornton Adjustable Positioner. It’s a comfortable, easy-to-use, oral appliance that looks like an athletic mouthguard. Worn during sleep, the TAP appliance holds the jaw forward. This prevents the tongue and soft tissues from blocking your airway – a common cause of snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. Oser can custom-fit your TAP appliance to alleviate snoring and sleep apnea and safeguard whole-body health.
Call Dr. Oser’s office at (817) 431-5514 today to schedule your private consultation. We provide leading-edge dentistry and personalized service that will exceed your expectations. Our Keller office serves Southlake, North Richland Hills, Grapevine, Haslet, and the surrounding areas.