Treatments of Sleep Apnea

TREATING OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA

Once diagnosed with OSA, your doctor will offer information on treatment options. Many patients start by treating OSA with a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine. These devices forcefully blow air into your mouth or nose (depending on which machine the patient chooses). It can be effective but can also be very uncomfortable and for some, the CPAP machine causes more sleep disturbances than the OSA. It’s important to know that there are other options available.

SOMNOMED ORAL DEVICES TREAT SLEEP APNEA IN LETHBRIDGE

SomnoMed Canada provides treatment solutions for sleep-related disorders including obstructive sleep apnea, and snoring. SomnoMed was commercialized on the basis of extensive clinical research. Supporting independent clinical research, continuous innovation and instituting medical manufacturing standards has resulted in the SomnoDent line of oral devices becoming the state-of-the-art and clinically proven oral device for obstructive sleep apnea. At London Road Dental, we provide custom, adjustable SomnoMed oral devices to help you sleep better and breathe easier. These devices are made with high quality materials that offer premium comfort for patients who want to improve their sleep quality.

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OPTING FOR AN ORAL APPLIANCE

Oral Mandibular Advancement devices… also known as oral appliances look a lot like mouthguards athletes use. They’re ideal for patients with mild to moderate OSA. The device makes it difficult for the tongue to block the airway and can help adjust the lower jaw, moving it forward slightly.

ARE THERE ANY RISKS WITH AN ORAL APPLIANCE?

As with most treatments, there is the potential for minor risks, we suggest discussing them with your sleep specialist and dentist. Risks include:

  • Minor changes in your bite.
  • Pain in the jaw or teeth.
  • Excessive drooling while sleeping.
  • Dry mouth.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF AN ORAL APPLIANCE

Many patients find the benefits outweigh any potential risks they currently face. These benefits include:

  • Improves symptoms of OSA while sleeping
  • Improves the side effects of OSA during the day such as increased cognitive function and a better mood.
  • Travels easily and doesn’t require electricity.
  • A more comfortable option than the CPAP.

A quiet, peaceful fix, often preferred by spouses.

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