Have you been told you snore? Do you wake up feeling tired and foggy? You could have a sleep disorder. Take our one-minute sleep quiz and find out if your need further assessment.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which a patient pauses breathing many times while sleeping. The pauses in breathing can sometimes occur hundreds of times in a single night! Breathing is paused due to blockage in the airway, often collapsed tissues in the throat. When breathing is cut off, the brain is alerted and wakes up the patient so that they can breathe again. This of course means significantly reduced quality of sleep for the sufferer and can lead to more serious health complications.
It is estimated that 22 million Americans struggle with sleep apnea and yet only 20% of them ever realize it, and even fewer seek treatment. Untreated sleep apnea can increase a patient’s risk of drowsy driving, workplace accidents, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart failure.
Riverwalk Dental Spa + Sleep Apnea Solutions is excited to offer an alternative to any patient who cannot tolerate or does not want to use a CPAP device. Dr. Carrie Sessom can fit you with a custom oral appliance to treat your sleep apnea in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We have several devices to choose from and will fit you with the device that will provide the best treatment possible.
Take our one-minute sleep quiz today and find out if you need further assessment.
We will contact you with the results of your quiz, and of course, you are always welcome to schedule your consultation with Dr. Carrie Sessom and learn more about oral appliance therapy. Please call our office at 918-770-0027.
Carrie Sessom, DDS
Dr. Carrie is part of a more than 40-year tradition that began with her father in 1973. She followed in his footsteps and pursued a vocation in dentistry. In 1995, she graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry, where she was voted by her instructors as Best Senior Clinician; she also won the Most Complex Cases award. In 1999, Dr. Carrie was voted the Oklahoma Young Dentist of the Year and was awarded the Robert K. Wynne Award for Outstanding Public Service by the Oklahoma Dental Association. Throughout her years of service, she has received numerous Top Dentist awards.
As a dentist, Dr. Carrie is very patient-focused and strives to help each individual achieve whole body health in a comfortable, relaxing environment. For over 10 years, her focus and education has included treating patients that suffer from Sleep Apnea and snoring. By offering an alternative to wearing a CPAP at night, she can provide patients a custom-fit oral appliance to treat their sleep apnea symptoms. Medical providers and other dental professionals refer to Dr. Carrie to help their patients receive the caring and compassionate treatment when dealing with this life-threatening condition.