Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment

Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Washington DCAre You Falling Asleep During the Day?

If you or someone you know falls asleep during the day, or snores loudly or has interrupted breathing while sleeping, it may be sleep apnea. The usual treatment for sleep apnea has been the bulky CPAP device. A patient is fitted with a machine that forces a continuous stream of air into the patient’s nose or mouth during sleep. However, many people find this uncomfortable and they can no longer wear the mask.

If you have sleep apnea and can’t use a CPAP machine, dentistry now has new treatment options such as oral appliances. These appliances are small acrylic devices that fit the upper and lower teeth much like an orthodontic retainer or mouthguard. They gently realign your tongue and jaw, which opens the airway and allows more air flow as you sleep. They are easy to wear and clean and are convenient for travel. These have worked well for over 90% of those who use them and are an excellent alternative to CPAP machines. If you snore or a physician has given you a sleep apnea diagnosis, give us a call today to learn more.

Siranli Dental   
Samantha Siranli, DMD, PhD, FACP   
2112 F St. NW, Suite 605   
Washington, DC 20037   
(202) 466-4530   

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