Sleep apnea treatment by a dentist may eliminate the need for CPAP therapy


sleep apnea treatment with CPAP therapy woman, sleeping

Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is a sleeping disorder caused by a blockage in the airway while a patient sleeps. It can cause individuals to never reach the restorative sleep they need to feel their best every day. When patients have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea during a sleep study with their primary physician, they are often told to utilize a CPAP machine.

What is a CPAP?

CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure. It is administered through a mask connected to a device that keeps the airways open. This allows patients to breathe normally and avoid the disruptive sleep they would otherwise get every night. CPAP treatment is often the primary treatment for sleep apnea, but is not always the most comfortable. Many patients do not comply with their treatment because they do not like the feel of wearing the mask, the noise it creates, and how difficult it can be to travel with.

What is oral appliance therapy?

Oral appliance therapy uses a special mouth piece that is designed to keep the jaw aligned, hold down the tongue, and open the airways in a more comfortable manner. It looks like a mouth guard and is:

  • Affordable
  • Easy to use
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Highly desirable for CPAP patients

Get rid of your CPAP machine today!

If you are unhappy with the use of a CPAP machine to address your condition, now is a great time to contact Dr. Jamil Alkhoury and the staff of Brentwood Family Dental to discuss the advantages of using oral appliance therapy instead. Sleep apnea does not have to affect your overall quality of life! Call his practice today at 925-344-5296 and visit at 4411 Balfour Road, Suite C. New patients are welcome to book an appointment with Dr. Alkhoury and his team.

Last Updated - May 2017

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