Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea is quite common. It affects millions and is life-threatening, putting people at higher risks for several debilitating conditions such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, depression, obesity, learning and behavioral disorders in children, and death.
Sleep Apnea Treatment Options
Good sleep, hygiene, weight loss, and exercise are some helpful Oral Sleep Apnea treatments a patient can practice on their own. However, medical and dental treatments include Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Oral Appliance Therapy.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is pressurized air generated from a bedside machine. The air is delivered through a tube connected to a mask covering the nose. CPAP therapy may be indicated for people who have been diagnosed with severe cases of sleep apnea.
Oral Appliance Therapy
Oral Appliance Therapy involves the selection, fitting, and use of a specially designed oral appliance worn during sleep that maintains an open, unobstructed airway in the throat. Oral Appliance Therapy is an excellent option for patients who snore.
At Pewaukee Dental, we will diagnose and the severity of your case and determine the best course of treatment.