Treat Sleep Apnea Without CPAP
Do you have trouble sleeping or experience inconsistent breathing during sleep? If you show the symptoms below, it is time to take the next step and book a consultation with your dentist.
Symptoms sleep apnea patients experience:
- Weight gain
- Lack of awareness
- Mood swings
- Gasping for air during sleep
- Dry mouth
- Loud snoring
Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that can cause a variety of life-threatening health issues down the road if a treatment plan is not in place. If you have been diagnosed with OSA, obstructive sleep apnea, or believe you are a sleep apnea candidate, now is the right time to understand your treatment options.
Sleep Apnea & Snoring Treatment Options
After you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you should book an appointment with a sleep dentist. Our sleep specialist, Dr. Hamersky, can overview your treatment options and recommend the right plan for you.
A CPAP device is a continuous positive airway pressure system that pumps air into your lungs. The machine consists of a mask and air pumps that must be worn on a nightly basis to promote consistent airflow. Although this treatment is common, many patients experience unwanted symptoms, such as:
- An increased risk of sinus infection
- Smothering sensation
- Lack of sleep due to limited mobility
- Airway dryness
- Skin irritation around mask placement
- Nose and throat irritation
- CPAP intolerance
Oral Appliance Therapy
Many patients experience positive results with oral appliance therapy. This treatment plan consists of a small mouthguard that is worn in your mouth to separate your top and bottom teeth. The mouthguard allows your jaw to remain slightly open in order to facilitate consistent breathing and sound sleep.
Oral appliance users do not show the symptoms a CPAP user may and tend to adjust back to a normal, healthy sleeping pattern without issue.
Sleep Apnea Treatment in Aurora
Dr. Hamersky is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and certified under Denver Sleeps, which makes him knowledgeable in the field of dental sleep. You can count on Dr. Hamersky’s expertise to help you experience a restful sleep again!
At Hampden Dental Group, our patients receive top quality care in order to maintain their healthy lives. Don’t jeopardize your healthy any longer, learn more about CPAP alternatives by contacting us online or calling (303) 848-4929.