Sleep Apnea

Learn about the symptoms and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea explained by dentist in Longview, TX

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At the practice of Dr. Clint Bruyere, Longview, TX patients have a wide selection of services available under one roof. Not only does Dr. Bruyere provide quality general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry solutions, he also provides treatment for patients who have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. Treatment often involves oral appliance therapy and allows patients who have been put on CPAP machines to finally ditch these cumbersome devices for something more comfortable and discreet! Symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea Also known as OSA, obstructive sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder. The symptoms, as explained by our dentist, Dr. Clint … Continue reading

Longview dentist provides a solution for sleep apnea, with exceptional treatment!

Sleep apnea treatment from dentist in Longview area

Do your snores shake your walls? Do you find yourself seeking refuge in a different room from a spouse who snores that loud? Are you waking every morning with a bad headache, sore throat, and dry mouth? There’s a chance you might suffer from sleep apnea. Dr. Clint Bruyere believes that a dentist’s duty extends beyond just fillings and extractions. Because of this, Dr. Bruyere is proud to offer patients sleep apnea treatment in Longview, TX. We can assist you in diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up evaluation for your sleep apnea treatment. What sleep apnea is: This sleep disorder causes a person to … Continue reading

Treatment for sleep apnea may include your Longview dentist

Dr. Clint Bruyere, Clint Bruyere, DDS Providing Treatment for sleep apnea may include your Longview dentist

When your sleep is disrupted night after night, it affects your waking hours. If you would describe yourself as a habitual snorer, there is good reason to explore the potential that this condition may only be a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea. When this sleep disorder is diagnosed, it is possible to move forward into a healthier future. Common treatment for sleep apnea There are three different types of sleep apnea, and they may all be managed with CPAP therapy. However, for those with obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which breathing stops due to airway closure during sleep, there … Continue reading

Dentist answers, “What is sleep apnea?” for Longview, TX residents

Dr. Clint Bruyere, Clint Bruyere, DDS Explaining What is sleep apnea? for Longview, TX residents

It is estimated that as many as 18 million adult Americans have trouble with sleep apnea. This condition troubles men and women of all ages, although it is more common in males and in people as they age. There is no single cause for this sleep disorder. Potential reasons range from use of tobacco products and alcohol consumption, to problems with weight, the specifics in the formation of an individual’s upper airway components, or perhaps even genetics. For patients who have wondered what obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) actually is, it is identified by an interruption of breathing during sleep. With this … Continue reading

Discover your best treatment for sleep apnea in this Longview, Texas dental office

Dr. Clint Bruyere, Clint Bruyere, DDS Discover your best treatment for sleep apnea in this Longview, Texas dental office

Sometimes the schedules we keep can be exhausting. The need for a good night’s sleep is important to our health and affects our ability to function efficiently each day. If you feel that you are not rested despite a sufficient amount of time spent sleeping, you might want to consider that you could have obstructive sleep apnea. With this disorder, a person sleeping will repeatedly stop breathing for brief periods. Besides not feeling rested, other troublesome symptoms may tip you off that you need to be evaluated. Loud snoring is a major sign of this sleep disorder. If you have … Continue reading

Obtaining obstructive sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment in the Longview area

Dr. Clint Bruyere, Clint Bruyere, DDS Providing Obtaining obstructive sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment in the Longview area

Many health problems a person may experience could be the effects of having obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). So many things can be affected that a person might fail to connect the dots at first. If you are experiencing perplexing health issues, by becoming educated in regards to the symptoms and following through on the knowledge gained, you may be able to achieve a more comfortable life with treatment. Dr. Clint Bruyere and his staff would like to help patients in the Longview area determine if they could benefit from therapies designed to treat OSA. In order to secure treatment, you … Continue reading

Patients who experience problems such as snoring seek a caring dentist in Longview for treatment

Dr. Clint Bruyere, Clint Bruyere, DDS Providing Patients who experience problems such as snoring seek a caring dentist in Longview for treatment

A sign of obstructive sleep apnea is snoring interrupted by short pauses of silence, which are usually followed by gasping or choking. Bed partners often notice this warning sign. When a sign such as this is identified, it is important to seek treatment. Patients who suffer from snoring and other problems related to sleep apnea turn to caring dentist Dr. Clint Bruyere at his Longview dental practice. Understanding the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea Obstructive sleep apnea involves short periods, throughout the night, during which you stop breathing. You may have headaches in the morning or at night. This means … Continue reading

CPAP treatment for Longview sleep apnea sufferers not always the most suitable option

Dr. Clint Bruyere, Clint Bruyere, DDS Providing CPAP treatment for Longview sleep apnea sufferers not always the most suitable option

Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition that has an enormous impact on a person’s wellbeing, both physically and emotionally. Although there are numerous treatment options to aid in the restoration of functional sleep, not every person will respond well to any given one. Most often, the first solution considered for sleep apnea is a combination of lifestyle changes and medical treatment with CPAP. CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure. This treatment is designed to hold the airway open during sleep by gently forcing air through the nasal passages. In order to accomplish the goal of an open airway with … Continue reading

Visit our dental office for sleep medicine in the Longview area

Dr. Clint Bruyere, Clint Bruyere, DDS Visit our dental office for sleep medicine in the Longview area

Snoring is a problem that millions of people experience every now and then. In most cases, snoring is just a minor annoyance, posing no significant threat to sleep or health. On the other hand, some people’s snoring is indicative of a far more serious problem, one that can have major consequences. Snoring can be so disruptive that the snorer goes through his or her days groggy and foggy. The problem at hand may in fact be more serious than basic snoring. What is thought to be a snoring problem may actually be obstructive sleep apnea, a problem addressed in our dental office. … Continue reading

Understanding apnea

Dr. Clint Bruyere, Clint Bruyere, DDS Explaining Understanding apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is a widely misunderstood condition affecting millions of Americans. It is estimated that over half of those afflicted are unaware of it. Additionally, a large percentage of diagnosed cases are untreated. What is apnea? Sleep apnea is characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. Central sleep apnea is a rare form of the condition caused by the central nervous system failing to send the signals to stimulate breathing. The vast majority of apnea cases are caused by an obstruction in the airway, physically blocking breathing. This is called obstructive sleep apnea.The pauses in breathing during an apneic … Continue reading


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