With a qualified dentist on your side, you’re able to explore treatment options that can help manage your symptoms and give you a sound night’s sleep
An oral appliance resituates your jaw to allow for deeper breathing. This is a great option for those with mild-to-moderate sleep apnea. Oral appliances are worn like a mouth guard and are more comfortable for those who cannot tolerate a CPAP machine. However, these can also be combined with other forms of treatment, depending on your needs.
A CPAP, or continuous positive air pressure, is the most common form of sleep apnea treatment. A CPAP machine involves a face or nasal mask to be worn at night. This is connected to the pump that’ll send pressurized air through the airway, ensuring that it doesn’t collapse during sleep. This is comparable to an oral appliance.
Surgery is typically a last resort for those who snore. If you’ve tried a CPAP machine and an oral appliance with no success, there are several surgical options. An experienced surgeon will determine the trouble area is and determine the best course of action.
In order to improve your condition, lifestyle changes can be a great help as well as medical treatment. Getting in shape, limiting smoking and alcohol, avoiding sleeping pills and sedatives, and more can all help get you on the right track.
You don’t need to have another restless night! There is asleep apnea treatment out there that’ll suit your lifestyle. So, contact a dentist today to get on your way to more peaceful nights.
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Did You Know? Custom dental appliances for sleep apnea are covered by most medical insurance companies and Medicare.