Obstructive sleep apnea treatment with Dr. David S. Frey
- Posted on: Jan 30 2021
Patients in the area of Beverly Hills, California who have been diagnosed by their physician with a condition such as obstructive sleep apnea may be told that they are in need of a CPAP machine. The CPAP machine, while effective at treatment of OSA, is a cumbersome device that can be uncomfortable to wear. Instead, Dr. David S. Frey is a dentist who can provide an alternative solution: oral appliance therapy.
Why patients choose oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea
While the CPAP machine is the gold standard in effectively treating OSA, it is not always the most attractive of options. The machine is not only uncomfortable, but can be difficult to travel with. Instead, patients who have been diagnosed with OSA can work with their dentist to learn more about an oral appliance as an alternative.
Oral appliance therapy is a method of treatment for obstructive sleep apnea and snoring that keeps the airways open. The patient wear this special mouthguard at night while they sleep to align the jaw, hold down the tongue, and maintain an open airway throughout the night. This keeps the patient from experiencing blockage during the night, therefore allowing them to achieve the deep, restful sleep they need to feel their best every day and eliminate the common symptoms associated with this condition, including:
- Daytime fatigue
- Poor memory and concentration
- Gasping for air at night/blockages
How do I obtain an oral appliance?
The oral appliance is custom-made for the patient based on impressions of their mouth. The appliance is made of high quality plastics and acrylics and fits precisely over the teeth. Patients find that oral appliance therapy is far more comfortable than the use of a CPAP machine, ensuring better compliance.
How long do I have to wear an oral appliance?
For many of our patients, OSA is a chronic condition that needs to be treated for life. In cases such as this, patients will need to wear their oral appliance at night indefinitely to avoid the symptoms of the condition.
Call our practice today
Beverly Hills, California patients interested in working with Dr. David S. Frey can call (310) 276-4537 to request an appointment at his office to learn more about obstructive sleep apnea solutions.
Posted in: Sleep Apnea