How to Treat Sleep Apnea

By Cumberland Pointe Dental
January 04, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Did you know our Noblesville dentist could treat your sleep apnea symptoms?

When it comes to handling your sleep apnea symptoms you may think the only person you can turn to is your sleep specialist but you oral appliance therapymay be surprised to learn that our Noblesville, IN dentists, Dr. Jacquelyn Ridder and Dr. Chad Sloan, can also provide you with the treatment you need to improve your sleep apnea symptoms and finally get the good night’s sleep you deserve.

Do you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? Do you snore? Then oral appliance therapy might be an easy and convenient way to treat your symptoms and help you sleep better. While CPAP equipment tends to be the most common way to treat OSA there are some patients that don’t respond well to CPAP. Maybe the mask is irritating or wearing the bulky facemask can make it difficult to sleep comfortably, and if it interferes with your sleep then what’s the point of treatment, right? In this case, oral appliance therapy might be the better choice.

What is oral appliance therapy?

Oral appliance therapy is used to treat mild to moderate forms of sleep apnea. The oral device looks like a retainer and is custom-made to fit over the upper and lower teeth to hold the jaw in a forward position to prevent the tongue or tissues from collapsing and obstructing the airways while you sleep.

Oral appliance therapy is comfortable to wear and easy to travel with. If you have a more serious form of sleep apnea you may find that combining oral appliance therapy with CPAP can better manage your symptoms.

How do I get oral appliance therapy in Noblesville?

The only way to get this oral device is to visit us. We can evaluate your symptoms and determine whether an oral appliance is the right option for you. We can also work with your doctors to help determine the best course of action and to make sure that you get the best treatment possible.

Sleep apnea can cause serious issues if left untreated. Why wake up exhausted when you can wake up feeling refreshed? Call Cumberland Pointe Dental Care in Noblesville, IN today to schedule your oral appliance consultation.