SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT IN PEMBROKE PINES FL
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Many patients requiring treatment for obstructive sleep apnea opt for an oral appliance that can be fitted by your dentist, rather than the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) system. The small plastic device fits in your mouth much like a sports mouth guard or the kind of retainer you may have worn with orthodontia work. This device works by preventing your tongue and soft tissues in the back of your throat from collapsing, which keeps your airway open during sleep and ensures adequate oxygenation. The oral appliance can be used with other treatments also, such as weight management. It is usually considered for only mild to moderate sleep apnea.
Obstructive sleep apnea can be a serious condition, with the decision of what kind of appliance to use to correct it made in conjunction with your doctor’s and dentist’s recommendations. The oral appliance has several advantages, such as being easy to get used to, being small and easy to take with you when you are traveling. Giving the device a good trial, and following up with your doctor and dentist will be important in determining if an oral device is appropriate for your need. The Pembroke Pines Dental Associates team will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our recommended sleep apnea treatments.