Treating sleep apnea without a CPAP machine with Sebastopol, CA dentist
Patients of Sebastopol, California, who have been diagnosed with a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea, will find that their primary physician will often recommend using a CPAP machine. The CPAP machine is commonly recommended as a treatment for obstructive sleep apnea because it maintains open airways and helps patients breathe throughout the night. This results in a deep, restorative level of sleep that many patients with OSA cannot obtain naturally. Drs. Silvano Senn and Toni Mann of Whole Health Dentistry offer an alternative to bulky, uncomfortable CPAP machines: oral appliance therapy.
Treating sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy
Many patients want to rid themselves of the CPAP machine because it is large, bulky, and uncomfortable to wear while they sleep. However, to treat obstructive sleep apnea and reduce the symptoms, patients need to find a solution. At Whole Health Dentistry, our dentists educate patients on the advantages of switching to oral appliance therapy.
What is oral appliance therapy?
Oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment alternative for patients with obstructive sleep apnea. By wearing a specialized mouthguard that keeps the tongue down, the jaw aligned, and the airways open, patients can obtain the same results as a CPAP machine more conservatively and comfortably. Oral appliances for sleep apnea are custom-made for patients and allow them to choose for their needs.
What are the benefits of oral appliance therapy?
The primary advantages of this treatment option for obstructive sleep apnea are:
- Effectiveness in treating symptoms
- Easy to travel with
- Eliminates CPAP use
- Simple to use and care for
Call Drs. Silvano Senn and Toni Mann today!
Sebastopol, CA, area patients interested in working with the team of professionals at Whole Health Dentistry to learn more about the oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea can connect the team by calling 707 549-6333. We are dedicated to providing new and established patients with solutions for their dental and overall health and wellness. We are located at 120 Pleasant Hill Avenue North, Suite #150, and open for new patients.