Meet Our Sleep Apnea Specialist – Dr. Brandon HedgecockDecember 13, 2022 6:20 pm |
Do you experience symptoms like loud snoring, chronic fatigue, or frequent headaches? You might have sleep apnea, which is a disorder that disrupts your breathing while you sleep. With Sleep Better Austin, Vista Ridge Family Dentistry creates custom sleep apnea treatments. Let’s meet our sleep apnea specialist Dr. Brandon Hedgecock!
Dr. Brandon Hedgecock
Dr. Hedgecock knew he wanted to be a dentist at just three years old. He got a biology degree from the University of Texas and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio. After four years of providing dental care to underserved populations at a community health center, Dr. Hedgecock went into private practice in 2011.
As a diplomate with the American Sleep and Breathing Academy, Dr. Hedgecock is a sleep apnea specialist committed to helping patients manage sleep apnea symptoms and get better sleep. He also takes hundreds of continuing education hours every year to grow his knowledge and skills.
How Do You Know If You Have Sleep Apnea?
If you’re always tired, dealing with frequent sore throats and headaches, or snoring loudly, you may have sleep apnea. Anyone can get sleep apnea, but certain factors increase your risk. When you take a sleep apnea screener, you’ll answer questions about snoring, high blood pressure, your BMI, your age, your gender, and so on. If you have sleep apnea symptoms, you’ll likely need to take a sleep test, which will monitor things like your breathing patterns, heart and brain activity, and blood oxygen levels. Only a sleep doctor can diagnose sleep apnea.
Sleep Apnea at Vista Ridge Family Dentistry in Cedar Park, Texas
Sleep apnea has a few treatments, including CPAP machines and custom mouthguards. Mouthguards, which help open your airway, are more convenient and affordable. If you have any questions or want to speak with Dr. Hedgecock, please contact us today!