CPAP Alternative: Oral Appliance Therapy
Nearly 50% of CPAP users find it impossible to tolerate. If you also experience some of these complaints we listed above, you might wonder if there is a different treatment available that can treat your sleep apnea without complaint. The answer is yes! Oral appliance therapy is a CPAP alternative treatment we offer at our Pinehurst dental office.
If you already have a sleep apnea diagnosis, we can work with your physician to create your custom treatment plan. One aspect of our treatment plan you won’t find at a traditional physician’s office is the evaluation of your jaw and surrounding muscles and tissues. If we find that you have an imbalance in your jaws, you might also suffer from TMD. We will use advanced dental technology including our K7 and TENS unit to ensure your jaws are relaxed and in the proper position when we take impressions to create your new oral appliance.
The oral appliance is comfortable to wear and easy to transport. It rests comfortably in your mouth just like a night guard! You don’t have to worry about masks, hoses, humidifiers, or any other hassles that come along with CPAP. The appliance works by holding your jaw in the right position to open the airway. It also creates extra room in your mouth to accommodate your tongue. The combination of the two allows you to sleep while breathing comfortably throughout the night.
Get Alternative Sleep Apnea Treatment in Pinehurst
If you would like to learn if a CPAP alternative is a good sleep apnea treatment for you, please schedule a consultation with our Pinehurst sleep dentist. Call us at (910) 692-4450 to book an appointment today. Once you have your new treatment, you never have to look at CPAP again!