Don’t Like CPAP? 4 Great Reasons to Consider Oral Appliance Therapy

CPAP alternative SeattleSleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that affects millions of Americans. Safe and effective treatment is available at Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle.

With sleep apnea, the airway is blocked during sleep. The person stop and restarts breathing repeatedly. Since it cuts off oxygen supply to the brain, it can lead to serious health conditions.

Sleep apnea is primarily treated with two very different devices. A CPAP machine uses air pressure through a tube. The patient wears a mask during sleep and air is forced through the obstruction.

An oral device is like a mouthguard, and repositions the lower jaw. This opens the airway causing a free flow of air. There are benefits in using an oral device over CPAP.

Issues

While CPAP is in many ways the gold standard for treating sleep apnea, the plain fact is that a lot of people find it hard to get used to wearing it. In too many cases it’s so uncomfortable they stop using it, which defeats the purpose.

Oral appliance therapy is an alternative treatment that many find far less cumbersome. Since it is worn like a mouthguard there no mask to wear, and no additional parts. It is proven to be effective, especially in mild to moderate cases.

If you think you or someone close to you might have sleep apnea, the first step is a diagnosis. At Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle we can help. Patients from Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond have come to us for treatment, and also for complete general dentistry. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

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600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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