Are you worried about sleep apnea diagnosis because you don’t want the hassle of a CPAP machine? Do you already use a CPAP machine and would like to explore other options? When you visit us, our team can take a look at your specific situation to see which treatment plan could work best for you.
Some Possible Recommendations
If your sleep apnea is mild, a doctor may recommend a wide range of solutions like losing weight or changing sleeping positions. Patients who suffer from chronic sinusitis may be given recommendations for nasal decongestants or surgery, depending on unique health needs.
Most doctors recommend the use of a CPAP machine, providing “continuous positive air pressure” (CPAP) throughout the night through a flexible tube and breathing apparatus. Comfort levels with this treatment vary from patient to patient.
How Can An Oral Appliance Help?
For many patients, sleep apnea is caused by an obstruction to the airway. An oral appliance, similar to a mouth guard worn by many people who play sports, can be used to prop open the airway when worn during sleep. The device causes the lower jaw to sit in a forward resting position, allowing the airway to stay open.
While some people go to drug stores and buy oral appliances off the shelf, visiting a dentist can give you a better fitting appliance and dramatically improve your results. Our team can create an oral appliance designed just for your mouth that can help you sleep through the night. Oral devices from the store are often one-size-fits-all. In some cases, these over-the-counter appliances may do more damage than good.
Call to Schedule an Appointment
If you think you might be suffering from sleep apnea or want to explore treatments for your sleep disorder, call to schedule an appointment today. Our team can answer any questions you have about sleep apnea treatment.