With Sleep Apnea and Snoring Dentistry,
A Better Nights Sleep…Awaits
Ken, Ashburn, VA
After 20 years of using a CPAP machine to try to sleep, Ken was through. “The machine is extremely cumbersome. The tubes get tangled up. It’s just uncomfortable.”
When he contacted Dr. Kamboh for a consultation, he was eager to try an oral appliance. Dr. Kamboh fitted him with the TAP 3 Elite, a mandibular advancement device that fits much like an orthodontic retainer or a mouthguard.
“The TAP 3 was a lifesaver. I breathe so well at night. The device is small, fits easily, and is easy to travel with. I really couldn’t be happier switching from CPAP.” After just a week with the device, Ken says his life is changed for the better. “I owe Dr. Kamboh big time. It feels like I got my life back!”
How do I know if I have Sleep Apnea
What are my sleep apnea treatment options
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Using an oral appliance as an obstructive sleep apnea treatment is cost effective, and many patients find it easier to use than CPAP machines. In addition, it is much less invasive than surgical methods of trimming away the excess tissues that can cause breathing issues while you sleep. Many patients find that having an oral appliance made by their dentist is a very effective solution for treating snoring or sleep apnea.
We look forward to serving you, so for any questions on sleep apnea dentistry or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office, and a member of our team will be glad to help you.
Common FAQs on Sleep Apnea
Fortunately, your dentist can help treat your sleep apnea. Dentists can practice dental sleep medicine, which focuses on the use of oral appliances to treat snoring and a type of sleep apnea known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
The signs and symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Loud snoring
- Waking up with a dry/sore throat and dry mouth
- Occasionally waking up with a gasping or choking sensation
- Sleepiness or lack of energy during the day
- Morning headaches
- Mood changes, forgetfulness, decreased libido
For milder cases of sleep apnea, your doctor may recommend only lifestyle changes, such as losing weight or quitting smoking.
If these measures don’t improve your signs and symptoms or if your apnea is moderate to severe, a number of other treatments are available. Certain devices, such as CPAP machines, can help open up a blocked airway. Many patients find that having an oral appliance made by their dentist is a very effective solution for treating snoring or sleep apnea. In other cases, surgery, that consists in trimming away the excess tissues that can cause breathing issues while you sleep, might be necessary.