Sleep Apnea & Snoring
Do You Find Yourself Falling Asleep on the Job?
If you or a loved one falls asleep throughout the day, snores, or has disrupted breathing during sleep, you or they may be experiencing sleep apnea. The conventional treatment for this disorder is the CPAP device. The patient is equipped with a machine that pumps a continuous flow of air into their nose or mouth during the night. However, many people find this irritating and they stop wearing their mask.
If you have sleep apnea and can’t accept or are irritated by your CPAP, modern dentistry has new treatment options available in the form of oral appliances. These appliances are small acrylic devices that slip over the upper and lower teeth much like an orthodontic retainer or mouth guard. They realign your tongue and jaw to open your airway and permit more air flow to your lungs as you sleep. They require little effort to place and remove, are easy to clean, and are convenient for travel. Over 90% of the patients who use them report satisfaction and prefer them as an alternative to their CPAP machines. If you snore or a physician has determined you have sleep apnea, give us a call today.