What!? No CPAP
SomnoDent® MAS oral device

What if you could replace that CPAP with a simple mouthpiece?

Right up front... We must say it’s not an option for everyone. But it may be an option for you.
Dr. Ludkwick is the only physician in Houston offering the advanced MATRx Sleep Study.

Oral Appliance Therapy

MATRx:

Oral appliances are special retainers or night guards which can effectively relieve the airway obstructions that occur in patients suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  For the right patient, they are an excellent alternative to CPAP to treat OSAS.  Because they are smaller, more mobile, and don’t require wearing a mask and using a machine they are often used more consistently than CPAP machines allowing patients more effective treatment of their sleep apnea.

However, until recently, determining which patients would actually benefit from oral appliance therapy was at best, an educated guess.  The Sleep Lab at West Houston is the only sleep lab in Houston to offer MATRx:  A real time oral appliance sleep test that will let you know whether or not an oral appliance is an effective treatment option for you. 

About the Oral Appliance

Dr. Ludwick uses the SomnoDent® MAS oral device because it is technologically superior to other oral devices. Patients who qualify like it because they can freely open their mouth, speak and drink with the device securely fitted. Ninety-five percent of patients with proven obstructive sleep apnea stated they would like to continue using their SomnoDent MAS with 83% reporting improvement in sleep quality. Because it’s easy to use, the chances of you using it as prescribed are much better, which means your health will improve and you’ll feel consistently great and awake.

What you can expect

Once you and Dr. Ludwick determine an oral appliance may be an affective treatment option for you, you will undergo a MATRx sleep study at our sister company, The Sleep Lab at West Houston, located right next to our office. At the Sleep Lab, our team will conduct a dental titration study which will objectively measure your response to oral appliance therapy and tell you if OAT is an effective treatment option for you. The measurements used during your MATRx study are directly used to fabricate your custom sleep appliance.

If you are currently using a CPAP treatment and want to explore this as an alternative or would like to understand more about your sleep issues, please call us at 281-556-1102 schedule an appointment online.

1st Step
Because Dr. Ludwick is board certified in both ENT and Sleep Medicine, if the treatment is correct for you, he can evaluate and prescribe the SomnoMed appliance at the same time you do the sleep study. You won’t need an additional appointment for fitting or education or anything like that. If it’s right for you, then you’ll have everything you need to get your new sleep device.
SomnoMed Video
For patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), SomnoMed could be a comfortable, high quality solution.

Testimonial – P. Callahan

Dr Ludwick and his team are incredible! The office and sleep lab are gorgeous, I felt so pampered.

From scheduling-to-insurance-to the sleep study-to-follow up-to-my last visit today each staff member, technician and physician have been professional, knowledgeable and clearly an expert in their field or position. One visit with Dr Ludwick and you will agree with me.

I am pleased to “brag” about this West Houston Medical Center physician and feel very comfortable referring my family and friends to him!!! ...See all testimonials

 
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