Often times, patients with sleeping problems are looking for a less invasive and more comfortable solution. Dental treatments for sleeping disorders often fit this bill. One of the most common treatment options for patients is known as oral appliance therapy.
Patients that undergo oral appliance therapy often have a few attributes in common: they have a repetitive obstruction to their airway due to their anatomy and suffer from minor to moderate problems with sleeping. These problems range from large tongues to excess throat tissue, obesity, and beyond. For patients with more severe sleep disorders, a CPAP machine or surgical options are often the standard of care, although some patients may utilize CPAP and oral appliances at the same time.
When we visit patients to treat sleeping disorders, we gain a deep understanding of the problem, using a sleep screener to help us diagnose the severity of the problem, as well as the right treatment option. There are a variety of oral appliances available, from night guards and bite guards to custom solutions. If an oral appliance is a good option, then we can custom design an appliance to enlarge the airway and prevent it from collapsing. These appliances reposition the lower jaw to a more advanced position. While they may be a good option for many patients, oral appliances aren’t always the best solution. As with any problem, we examine each case individually to ensure that we can give our patients the best treatment possible.
If you have any questions about sleep disorder treatment or if you would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact our team or make an appointment. Our incredible staff will give you the best dental care possible.
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