Sunday, 11 February 2018

Dental Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea

Our Alternative to CPAP

The conventional treatment for sleep apnea is the CPAP device, and it continues to be the gold standard for moderate to severe sleep apnea. CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Air Pressure. A patient is fitted with a machine that pumps a constant stream of air into the patient’s nose or mouth via a mask while they sleep. However, many people find this uncomfortable and they discontinue the treatment.

If you have sleep apnea and can’t tolerate or are frustrated with your CPAP, we can provide you with an alternative treatment. We can custom fit you with an oral appliance such as the Respire Blue Series™ or TAP™ (Thornton Adjustable Positioner). These are small acrylic devices that fit over your upper and lower teeth similar to the way an orthodontic retainer or mouth guard does. They gently shift your tongue and jaw to reposition your airway and allow more air flow to your lungs as you sleep. They are easy to insert and remove, a snap to clean, and are convenient for travel. These devices are not only extremely comfortable, but they have an excellent success rate for sleep apnea and snoring.

Jockey Hollow Dentistry 
M. Corey Johnson, DDS 
Karen K. Fenichel, DMD
5 Cold Hill Road South
Mendham, NJ 07945
(973) 543-4828

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