When you were first diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, did your doctor recommend a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine? Many patients are told that CPAP machines are the best ways to address their sleeping disorder. Unfortunately, some find that the treatment, itself, is just as troublesome as the OSA. CPAP machines can be loud, making it difficult to first fall and then stay asleep. The mask that must be worn can also be bothersome. Fortunately, CPAP machines are not the only way to address sleep apnea. In fact, many patients prefer a simpler, less invasive alternative, known as sleep appliances!
Reasons People Might Seek a New Treatment
If you are unhappy with the CPAP machine you have been using, or if you have been told you need one but would prefer a less invasive form of treatment, it is wise to talk to your dentist. An oral appliance could provide an effective solution for addressing your sleep apnea, without the use of a cumbersome CPAP machine.
How a SomnoDent Sleep Solution Can Help
Oral appliances, like those made by SomnoDent, can help relieve the symptoms of sleep apnea, without the need for a noisy machine. An oral appliance is similar to a customized mouthguard, like the kind used for orthodontic treatment and to protect the teeth during athletic events.
However, the purpose of a sleep appliance is to keep the jaw in a position that allows for continuous airflow during the night. In some cases, an oral appliance can also help prevent bruxism, nighttime teeth grinding, which can lead to jaw-related pain and damage to one’s teeth.
About Your Spring, TX, Sleep Experts:
At Stephens and Gatewood Dentistry, located in Spring, TX, we proudly deliver modern, quality dental care in a welcoming, comfortable environment to patients and families throughout the community. We also offer customized, expert sleep solutions to help you alleviate snoring and sleep apnea symptoms. Though we are located in Spring, we also welcome patients from Houston, The Woodlands, Tomball, Cypress, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation with one of our experts, call Stephens and Gatewood Dentistry today at 281-320-2000. Se Habla Espanol!