Sleep Apnea Treatment in West Monroe
Do You Have Sleep Apnea?
- Are you forgetful and tired during the day?
- Do you snore or wake up gasping for air?
- Have you ever fallen asleep at the wrong time?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may suffer with snoring and/or sleep apnea. Snoring occurs when air passes by oversized or relaxed soft tissues on its way to and from the lungs. Not all snorers have sleep apnea, but many sleep apnea patients snore. Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, occurs when breathing stops for 10 seconds or longer, repeatedly during a sleep session. Snoring and sleep can interfere with good sleep, but sleep apnea poses greater problems. Sleep apnea patients face a 30% greater risk of heart attack. Proper diagnosis of sleep apnea requires a formal sleep study. If you show symptoms, Dr. Scott can refer you to a trusted sleep lab for diagnosis.
Whether you snore or have sleep apnea, a simple oral appliance called a snoreguard may solve your problems. Snoreguards are custom-made mouthpieces that hold the mouth into a position so that soft tissues cannot block airflow. Dr. Scott has treated snoring and sleep apnea since 1989. He currently prescribes SomnoMed and the TAP III appliance most often. Simply wear your snoreguard while you sleep, and you may immediately begin to enjoy the deep, satisfying rest you’ve missed. As your trusted family dentist, Dr. Scott wants to give you a high quality of life and a reason to smile.
Located in West Monroe, Dr. Scott’s full-service dental office has served patients from Monroe, Ruston, Rayville, Farmerville, Columbia, South Arkansas, and greater North Louisiana for three decades. Because of his consistent excellence, Dr. Scott is the 67th dentist in the U.S. to receive The Academy of General Dentistry highest honor of Lifetime Learning and Service Recognition Award. Less than 100 dentists in the United States have been granted this award. This prestigious LLSR award symbolizes a dentist’s dedication to remain current in the art and science of dentistry and to “give back” in service to the community of man. Call our West Monroe dental office today to reserve your consultation with Dr. King Scott and our compassionate team of dental professionals.