A New Solution for Sleep Apnea and Snoring
Chances are the last place someone would think of visiting when they have a snoring problem is a dentist. After all, the dentist office is where one goes to get a tooth filled or to get veneers. If root canal treatments or orthodontic services are needed, a dentist office is probably the first place to turn, but what does sleep apnea have to do with someone that specializes in root canal therapy? Great Lakes Dental Arts Cosmetic Dentistry in Mentor, Ohio, provides an appliance that helps stop or reduce snoring episodes for sleep apnea patients. This appliance can have a life changing effect for both people that snore and their sleeping partners.
IDEAL CANDIDATES FOR ORAL APPLIANCE THERAPY MAY INCLUDE PATIENTS WHO ARE:
- TIRED OF LOSING SLEEP DUE TO SNORING
- PREVIOUSLY DIAGNOSED WITH MILD OR MODERATE SLEEP APNEA
- NON-COMPLIANT WITH C-PAP THERAPY
- WANTING A COMFORTABLE ALTERNATIVE TO C-PAP THERAPY
- COVERED BY DENTAL INSURANCE
According to PMC, the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, the most common sites of air obstruction while sleeping are the areas behind the base of the tongue and behind the soft palate. The oral sleep apnea appliance is worn during sleep, inside the mouth, the same way orthodontic retainers or sports guards are worn, to help keep the airway open. Patients who wear the Oral Sleep Apnea Appliance are able to get better nights' sleep because the device promotes the necessary air intake that they need. The appliance is much more comfortable than the infamous C-Pap machine and far less cumbersome. People that have C-pap machines often leave them behind when they have to travel, because they are big, have multiple hoses, and look silly. Oral Appliance Therapy involves the use of a clear, soft plastic device that is custom made for a perfect fit. Finding a dentist office with qualified doctors to determine the best Oral Appliance Therapy for the individual is a crucial step in solving snoring problems in a safe and effective way. Great Lakes Dental Arts cosmetic dentist Ron Beech provides state of the art cosmetic dentistry in the state of Ohio. All of the dentists at GLDA Cosmetic Dentistry look forward to treating their patients and to bringing them the latest advances in modern cosmetic dentistry, including more information about Oral Appliance Therapy.