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Sleep Dentistry

Dentistry located in Hurst, TX

Sleep Dentistry services offered in Hurst, TX

Sleep issues make it hard to get the rest you need and can eventually have an effect on your energy levels, mood, and concentration. Jeffrey Osborne, DDS, and the team at Dental Studio of Hurst, provide sleep dentistry to patients in Hurst, Texas. To schedule your consultation for sleep appliances, call the office today or book a visit online. 

Sleep Dentistry Q&A

What is sleep dentistry?

At Dental Studio of Hurst, sleep dentistry focuses on treating oral health issues with sleep appliances. You may need oral appliance therapy if you have sleep problems, such as:


Sleep apnea 

There are three different types of sleep apnea:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea : OSA occurs when the soft tissues at the back of your throat relax during sleep. Ultimately, this blocks your airway, causing you to wake up gasping for air.
  • Central sleep apnea : CSA occurs when your brain fails to send signals to the muscles that control breathing. 
  • Complex sleep apnea : The least common type of sleep apnea, complex sleep apnea occurs if you have both OSA and CSA.

Dental Studio of Hurst can help patients who have obstructive sleep apnea. 


Teeth grinding 

You may be unaware that you have bruxism (a habit of grinding your teeth), especially if you do so in your sleep. But if you wake up with a tender or sore jaw and headaches, teeth grinding may be the cause.

At Dental Studio of Hurst, the team can help you find a solution to your oral health problems that affect your quality of sleep.  

How do I know if I need sleep dentistry?

With sleep apnea, the impact of not getting adequate sleep at night can affect your overall performance during the day.

If your partner notices that you snore, you wake up a lot throughout the night, or you have trouble falling asleep, it may be a sign to visit the team at Dental Studio of Hurst for a sleep dentistry consultation.

When left untreated, a sleep problem can lead to other health issues, such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Taking frequent naps 
  • Low sex drive
  • High blood pressure
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Headaches in the morning

Sleep appliances are a quiet and effective solution for conditions like sleep apnea. But it can also benefit those with teeth grinding, which can protect their dental health.. 

What treatment options are included in sleep dentistry?

At Dental Studio of Hurst, the team specializes in managing sleep apnea and teeth grinding using custom oral appliance therapy. They design night guards to fit the unique structure of your mouth and ensure you can feel comfortable breathing in them. 

Oral appliances work by pushing your lower jaw forward to increase the opening to your airway or help stabilize your teeth and jaw in place. 

If you have tried sleep apnea solutions like continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) but can’t find relief, sleep appliances may be the next best step in your treatment. 

For more information on sleep appliances, call the Dental Studio of Hurst office or book a consultation online today.