How to treat obstructive sleep apnea without the use of a CPAP machine

istock 629586908 1 If you’ve been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and are tired of wearing a CPAP machine, you’ll be excited to learn that a dentist can provide an alternative! In many case, the use of a CPAP machine is unnecessary! Our dentists at Aesthetic Dentistry of Georgetown, Drs. Mark Duncan and  Mandy Holley, educate patients on another way to keep the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea from occurring: oral appliance therapy!

What is oral appliance therapy?

Oral appliance therapy is another way for patients to address obstructive sleep apnea and eliminate the need for a cumbersome CPAP machine. Instead of wearing a mask connected to a device each time they sleep, patients insert an oral device into their mouth. This device is small, comfortable, and effective at managing the problems associated with this condition. It can hold down the tongue, align the jaw, and maintain open airways all night long!

Why choose oral appliance therapy?

Anyone who uses a CPAP machine knows how difficult they can be. Not only are they uncomfortable, they’re noisy and difficult to travel with. Instead, patients can use a simple mouth piece to provide the same relief while eliminating the CPAP machine from their daily routines. Oral appliance therapy is also extremely affordable and can last many years before replacements are required. Patients find that when they are treating their condition with oral appliance therapy, they are often much more compliant with use—which in turn allows them to have a good night’s rest and avoid the daytime fatigue and concentration issues associated with obstructive sleep apnea, ensuring a better quality of life overall. At the same time, treatment of this condition can reduce the risk of other associated medical problems.

Are you tired of using a CPAP machine for obstructive sleep apnea?

Consider the alternative with our team at Aesthetic Dentistry of Georgetown today! Call Drs. Mark Duncan and Mandy Holley at 512-819-9100 to request a consultation visit to discuss the advantages of oral appliance therapy! We are committed to helping new and current patients in our state-of-the-art facility, conveniently located in Georgetown, TX at 3622 Williams Drive, Building #2.

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