Get Relief From Sleep Apnea With A Comfortable And Discreet Oral Appliance
If you snore a lot while sleeping, feel tired when you wake up, or often stop breathing or gasp for air during the night, you’re not getting the sleep you need. Low-quality, interrupted sleep is often a sign that you have sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a medical condition in which your breathing stops and starts during sleep. It can be very serious, and it’s essential to get a diagnosis and treatment right away.
The most common kind of sleep apnea is obstructive, where your throat muscles relax and cause your breathing to be interrupted during the night. The most common treatment is the use of a CPAP machine, but there are other options as well.
But what if you can’t tolerate CPAP?
If you don’t tolerate a CPAP machine well, or you want to use it with a lower pressure setting so you can sleep more comfortably, talk to your dentist. We can work with your doctor to create a custom dental device that holds your jaw in the right position to keep your airway open.
With a custom-designed dental device that you wear at night, your airway will stay more open, and snoring and interruptions will be reduced. This can allow you to use a lower CPAP setting or perhaps you won’t need a CPAP at all.
What does a dental device do to treat sleep apnea?
- Hold the airway open by moving the jaw forward
- Hold the tongue to avoid it dropping into the airway
- Both actions at once
A sleep apnea dental device is a great backup if you’re traveling or in an area that won’t have power for a CPAP, like camping. It’s also more cost-effective than a CPAP machine.
If you’re interested in exploring your options for snoring or sleep apnea treatment, we’re here to help. We’ll work with your doctors to find the right solution for your needs. Contact us for an appointment today!