Oral Sleep Appliance
Did you know that your dentist might be able to help you stop snoring? Beyond a quieter night’s sleep, treating sleep apnea is also essential for overall quality of life. There are a number of health risks you could be in danger of facing if you don’t start getting the sleep your body needs.
About Sleep Apnea & Oral Appliance Therapy:
Sleep apnea, also known as OSA, can be taking a toll on every aspect of your life as it robs you of sleep and puts your health at risk. We can help those with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea through oral appliance therapy. Often characterized by snoring and constant gasping for air through the night, you might not be aware that you have the signs of sleep apnea.
An Alternative to a CPAP Machine
The #1 prescription for sleep apnea is a CPAP machine. But this machine, while effective, has a very low compliance rate with patients because it’s disruptive, noisy, and uncomfortable to wear. Oral appliance therapy offers an alternative to CPAP machines that can work very well through a specially designed oral appliance that optimizes the position of your jaw while you sleep. This results in your airway staying open while you sleep and gives you a deep and restful sleep without the common side effect of OSA — snoring.
The dental care team at Integral Family Dental office strives to put every patient at ease during appointments. Talk to us about your sleep apnea and snoring to find out if oral appliance therapy might be able to help
Ready To Improve Your Sleep?
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