How To Treat Sleep Apnea
By Eagle Rock Family Dentistry
April 10, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: sleep apnea  

If CPAP therapy isn’t giving you the good night’s rest you had hoped then it might be time to consider another option.sleep apnea

While CPAP treatment tends to be the most common way to help manage sleep apnea symptoms and improve your sleep quality, there are certain drawbacks to this treatment that could still leave you tossing and turning throughout the night. While it might work for most people, CPAP isn’t for everyone. However, our Los Angeles family dentists, Drs. R.K. and Chethan Chetty might be able to help!

You didn’t read that wrong. Our dentists could help treat your sleep apnea symptoms and finally get you that good night’s sleep you’ve been dreaming of. Even though CPAP therapy is still the standard way to treat most forms of obstructive sleep apnea, there are some people who can still benefit from getting oral appliance therapy.

A good candidate for oral appliance therapy is someone in the Los Angeles, CA area who is dealing with mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Those suffering from severe sleep apnea won’t be able to properly manage their symptoms through this method alone. However, you can talk to us about whether oral appliance therapy along with your CPAP therapy could actually make it easier to treat your condition and provide sounder sleep.

Before you do anything else, a sleep specialist should always properly evaluate you. By undergoing a sleep study they can determine whether your symptoms are due to sleep apnea or another issue. We can easily work with your sleep specialists and doctors to provide a comprehensive treatment plan.

What is oral appliance therapy?

Oral appliance therapy uses an oral device that is custom-made to fit over your upper and lower teeth. This device is only worn while you sleep and it is similar to a retainer or mouthguard in the way that it fits. When worn, it shifts the jaws forward to keep the airways open while you sleep. This oral appliance offers some great advantages. For one, the device is small so it’s easy to travel with as opposed to having to carry around CPAP equipment. It’s also easy to wear. No need to wear a bulky facemask while you sleep. Unlike CPAP, this oral appliance won’t make noise, so you won’t have to worry about being awakened in the middle of the night.

Oral appliance therapy could finally provide you with the good night’s rest you’ve been dreaming of. Call Eagle Rock Family Dentistry in Los Angeles, CA today to learn how this sleep apnea treatment could help you.

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