Oral Appliance Therapy as an Alternative to Cpap Machines
- Posted on: Jul 15 2019
Patients in and around the area of Beverly Hills, CA who have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea may be told by their primary care physician that they need to wear a device called a CPAP machine. CPAP stands for constant positive airway pressure. It is a device that has a mask that is connected to a motor that provides patients with open airways to alleviate the problems associated with this condition. However, many patients find it cumbersome and uncomfortable. At the practice of Dr. David Frey, patients can obtain a treatment that is much more comfortable and known as oral appliance therapy.
What is oral appliance therapy?
Oral appliance therapy is a treatment that is used to avoid the problems associated with this condition. Obstructive sleep apnea is due to a blockage in the airways that causes patients to stop breathing several hundred times a night. These patients may spend more time awake than asleep, and even after what they consider a full night’s rest, they are tired and drained. With treatment, patients can address the problem and enjoy the deep and restorative sleep they need each day. An oral appliance is like a mouthguard that is worn by the patient when they sleep to open up the airways and allow them to breathe properly all night long. This appliance is easy to care for, simple to use, and just as effective as CPAP therapy.
Who is a candidate for oral appliance therapy?
If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea or have already been using a CPAP machine, we encourage you to ask our dental team about the benefits of oral appliance therapy. We can provide a thorough evaluation to determine if this is an effective way to treat your condition and help you rest easy and comfortably at night.
Discuss oral appliance therapy for your sleep apnea condition
Dr. David Frey of the Beverly Hills, CA area encourages patients to learn more about oral appliance therapy as an alternative to CPAP therapy. The office is located at 462 North Linden Drive in Suite 414 and can be reached for an appointment at (310) 276-4537.
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