Sleep Apnea in Little Elm & Prosper, TXWhile providing you with a straight, beautiful smile is her duty, Dr. Gupta strives to provide more than just a cosmetic fix; she strives to provide a healthy, happier life for all of her patients. To do so, Dr. Gupta treats sleep apnea: a serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. The most common signs of sleep apnea are chronic snoring and grinding your teeth while sleeping. Other symptoms are as follows:

  • Headaches in the morning
  • Sore throat
  • Dry mouth
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Fatigue

Sleep apnea can be a serious health risk if left unaddressed. This condition can be life-threatening, as episodes can leave you unable to breathe for 10 seconds or longer. Even for short periods of time, irregular breathing can cause you to wake up in the middle of the night and reduce the quality of your sleep. Dr. Gupta can identify any tooth surface that has been damaged by grinding your teeth in the middle of the night as well as assess any inflammation of the gums or hotspots for bacteria to ensure no other serious dental diseases are present.

If diagnosed with sleep apnea, we will conduct a sleep study to grasp the severity in order to develop a treatment plan specifically for you. In some cases, sleep appliances may be necessary to open your airways, allowing for a better, smoother night sleep. During your appointment, Dr. Gupta will assess if prescription medication is necessary. Be sure to consult with Dr. Gupta prior to trying any over-the-counter medications.

Dr. Gupta has been given special training to treat sleep apnea and can make modifications using the right dental equipment. You should communicate honestly and openly with Dr. Gupta to ensure your sleep apnea is treated optimally.

If you have any questions about our sleep apnea treatment, please contact us today at contact us today at (972) 525-5500.