Sleep Apnea Treatment in Jacksonville, N.C.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Oral Treatment Options
The traditional treatment for sleep apnea is CPAP. CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Air Pressure and is a machine which pumps air continuously into a nasal mask that is strapped to the patient’s head during sleep. While this machine can be uncomfortable for some patients, it is a highly effective method to treat sleep apnea and improve sleep. This is the best option for patients suffering from severe sleep apnea
Other technology to treat sleep apnea includes custom a mouthpiece that fits much like a sports mouth guard. It holds the mouth slightly open and the lower jaw in a position that aligns the throat tissue to keeps it from collapsing. Many patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea often prefer this technology to the CPAP because it is a less restrictive and lightweight alternative that is optimal for use at home or while traveling.
Don’t let sleep apnea disturb your sleep and elevate your health risks. Come in to Pierpan Family Dentistry for a consultation. We can test your airways and monitor your sleep. Once we’ve reviewed your diagnostics, we will discuss your treatment options.