Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Oral Appliance Therapy
Contact us today about treatment options for snorting and OSA. Ask if oral appliance therapy might be the right solution for you.
Dental Sleep Medicine: Sleeping Disorders Can Seriously Impact Your Health. An Oral Appliance Provides a Supplement to Sleep Apnea Therapy.
Snoring and Sleep Apnea are 2 major sleeping disorders that interrupt a night of good rest. Untreated these disorders cause fatigue and loss of concentration and generally lead to more severe conditions, like high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke, the effects of which are shared with your partner.
PAP Therapy, though effective in treating Sleep Apnea involves wearing a face mask tubed to a constantly running machine.
Oral Appliance Therapy
Research shows that oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option for snoring and OSA. An oral appliance is worn in the mouth only while you sleep and fits like a sports mouth guard or an orthodontic retainer. Oral appliances support your jaw in a forward position to help maintain an open upper airway.
Many patients consider an oral appliance to be more comfortable to wear than a PAP mask. Oral appliances also are quiet, portable and easy to care for and works in conjunction with your PAP mask, especially when traveling.
More than 100 oral appliances have received FDA clearance. Your dentist will recommend the device that is best for you. Find out if Oral Appliance Therapy is covered by your medical insurance plan.
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