Don’t lose another night’s sleep…
You are not alone; about 12 million Americans have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
OSA is the most common type of sleep apnea and is caused by an obstruction of the upper airway. When the oxygen level drops low enough the brain moves out of deep sleep and the individual partially awakens. The flow of air starts again usually with a loud gasp. Sleep apnea consists in repetitive pauses in breathing during sleep. The most common consequence is excessive day time sleepiness, but OSA patients are much more likely to suffer from heart problems, stroke as well as a high incidence of work and driving related accidents.
CPAPs Not For You?
Not everyone who suffers from Sleep Apnea can manage or use a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device effectively.
Some of our Doctors at Pure Smiles CT are members of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and we can help you effectively to treat OSA with oral appliances.
Oral Appliance Therapy
Oral Appliance Therapy is a way to treat snoring and or OSA, and is safe, effective and comfortable. Oral appliances look like sports mouth guards. They are selected, designed and fit for you, to be Worn during sleep. They help keep the soft tissues at the back of your throat from collapsing, keeping an unobstructed airway.
You breathe freely and quietly, with your night and your sleep uninterrupted.
A mandibular advancement device (MAD), works in several ways:
- Repositioning the lower jaw, tongue, soft palate and uvula.
- Stabilizing the lower jaw and tongue.
- Increasing the muscle tone of the tongue.
How is OSA Diagnosed?
Anyone can develop obstructive sleep apnea, although it most commonly affects middle-aged and older adults and people who are overweight.
Untreated sleep apnea can cause:
- high blood pressure
- other cardiovascular disease
- memory problems
- weight gain
Fortunately, sleep apnea can be diagnosed by a simple exam.Your primary physician may order a sleep test, either at home or at an specialized center. After the Diagnosis we can submit your exams to your medical insurance and help you obtain the benefits of an oral appliance for treatment. Our initial consultation for treatment of OSA is free of charge.
Don’t let the sleep apnea in your life go untreated any longer. Call us or drop us a line and make a free consultation appointment. It’s finally time to get a good night’s sleep.
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