CPAP Alternatives

CPAP Machines

These days, more and more people are turning to CPAP devices for relief. These machines are commonly employed by those who experience breathing problems and obstructive sleep apnea. OSA sufferers fall victim to airway obstructions that cause them to stop breathing for stretches throughout the night. Believe it or not, sufferers may experience anywhere from 5 to 100 interruptions per hour! Unfortunately, these interruptions often lead to a variety of issues, ranging from chronic daytime drowsiness to heart disease.
With the assistance of CPAP machines, pressurized air is gently blown through the airway at a constant rate in order to keep the throat from collapsing. This technology is very basic, effective, and easy to use. Three major components, including a motor, hose, and mask, operate in conjunction to ensure that wearers experience relief.

Now Is The Time For Dental Sleep Medicine 

There is no better time for dental sleep medicine than now. With the technology and scientific research that has been completed, we can diagnose Obstructive Sleep Therapy in women and men, and we have the information to note the differences in these patterns. The problem is that many patients go without treatment. 

• According to a Harvard Health report there are 18.9 undiagnosed cases of Obstructive Sleep Apnea 
• 40% of CPAP users are non-compliant 
• 20.2 million victims of Obstructive Sleep Apnea could be helped by a Dentist trained in Oral Appliance Therapy (PAT) 

CPAP Alternatives

We offer at-home sleep testing as an alternative to inconvenient overnight laboratory monitoring. If you have a CPAP machine and are having trouble tolerating your CPAP device, we can offer you an alternative treatment to your sleep apnea. 

As an alternative to a CPAP device, we offer oral appliance therapy to help reduce snoring and help you to breathe and sleep through the night. This removable oral appliance is similar to a sports mouth guard or orthodontic retainer. It will prevent your airway from collapsing by either holding the tongue or supporting your jaw in a forward position. 

Our dentists will custom-fit you for this device. For more information on our oral appliance sleep apnea therapy, please schedule a consultation with us today!
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