We treat sleep apnea every single day here in our office and believe that sleep apnea is a hidden epidemic in America.

A lot of people suffer from things that are comorbidities of sleep apnea. Comorbidities are other illnesses that go along with sleep apnea, such as an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, certain types of cancer and low birth rate babies.

In children, sleep apnea can cause conditions that mimic ADD and behavioral issues. It’s important to get your children checked to ensure they are breathing correctly when sleeping.

CPAP is not the only treatment for sleep apnea. There are also oral appliances that will help your airway remain more open so you can breathe better while sleeping, snore less and feel more rested when you wake. Almost anyone with obstructive sleep apnea can be treated with an oral appliance.

We have patients come back and tell us how they’ve lost 60 pounds from their metabolism increasing and others who went from sleeping four hours a night to sleeping almost eight hours a night and feel completely revitalized in their day-to-day life.


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Condition
Sleep Apnea

Symptoms
Snoring, Gasping for Air in Sleep, Daytime Fatigue

Treatment
Custom Orthotic


American's With Sleep Apnea

18 MIL

Adults with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

1 in 5

Estimated Cases Undiagnosed

75%

Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans causing short-term health and wellness issues and, for many, creating long-term health problems. The most common association with sleep apnea is snoring, probably because it is the most noticeable symptom. However, sleep apnea is not about making loud noises, it’s about struggling for air and oxygen deprivation.

When you are asleep and your body is struggling for air, this does not create restful sleep. This results immediately in lower energy and daytime fatigue. If this becomes a lifestyle, your productivity becomes lower and it’s not uncommon for your behavior to be affected negatively with mood swings, irritability, weight gain and depression. When deciding whether to get tested for sleep apnea, these should be considered as symptoms.

As you struggle through the night for air, insomnia, nightmares and mouth breathing are signs you are not sleeping restfully. If you awaken with headaches or a dry mouth, these also are signs of sleep apnea.

Know the signs of sleep apnea and get tested if you have these symptoms. Over the long-term, sleep apnea can be dangerous. It affects your wellness day-to-day as you are not getting enough quality rest, but the struggle for oxygen at night can have long-term negative effects on your health.

Come to Legends Dental for guidance on how to eliminate this dangerous condition and have restful, healthy sleep the rest of your life. We will guide you through the process and determine the best long-term solution for you. You don’t have to live with sleep apnea or resort to a cumbersome and uncomfortable CPAP machine to get through the night. Let us help you if you have symptoms of sleep apnea.

What are some of the symptoms of Sleep Apnea?

  • Snoring

  • Daytime Fatigue

  • Insomnia

  • Nightmares

  • Gasping or Snorting in Sleep

  • Mouthbreathing

  • Dry Mouth

  • Headaches

  • Irritability

  • Mood Swings

  • Weight Gain

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The well-being of our patients has always been our top priority!

Legends Dental is following the recommendations of Governor Abbott, Texas State Dental Board, ADA, as well as the CDC. We will be limiting our services effective immediately. Due to recent circumstances and for the safety and well-being of our patients, their families, and our community, we will not be performing any routine or non-urgent dental procedures at this time.

Though our office hours have been temporarily shortened, our team will continue to support anyone who may be experiencing pain and all who require an Emergency Care Visit.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency or having pain, please text our office at (254)776-0691 or call (254)799-9540 so we may get you scheduled as quickly as possible. You can also message us on Facebook.

Examples of urgent dental care treatments include:
Severe dental pain from pulpal inflammation. Surgical postoperative osteitis or dry socket dressing changes. Abscess or localized bacterial infection resulting in localized pain and swelling. Tooth fracture resulting in pain or causing soft tissue trauma. Dental treatment cementation if the temporary restoration is lost, broken or causing gingival irritation. Extensive decay or defective restorations causing pain; suture removal; denture adjustments or repairs when function impeded; and snipping or adjustments of an orthodontic wire causing pain.

Additionally, our team is here to help those affected by cancellations. We will gladly assist with rescheduling to a time that is best for you. If you have an appointment that may be affected, or would like to reschedule regardless, please call (254)799-9540 or text (254)776-0691 so we may accommodate you.

We love all our patients and look forward to being able to serve all of your dental needs as soon as possible!! Thank you for you time and understanding during these circumstances.