Oral appliance therapy (for CPAP Intolerant patients)
- Sleep Apnea is a serious epidemic that is usually overlooked. Snoring is the first basic sign of sleep apnea. Some symptoms include feeling tired during the day, feelings of irritability, memory loss, tossing and turning and night, dreams of holding breath or waking up gasping for air.
- In a nut shell, sleep apnea limits the amount of oxygen received by the body during sleep. This is such a crucial time to have oxygen as it repairs cells, muscles and rejuvenates a person for the next day. Additionally, it causes the heart to work harder, leading to other serious systemic diseases.
- Oral Appliance: This appliance prevents the closure of your airway by positioning your lower jaw forward, allowing an open, unobstructed airway. This device is tested and calibrated for you specifically to find the comfortable resting position.
- Treatment of Sleep Apnea: There is ABSOLUTELY no replacement of CPAP machine. However, for many reasons people cannot use CPAP. This is the perfect opportunity to use an oral appliance to help. Please, please call and schedule an appointment if you even suspect sleep apnea or have more questions.