Snoring and Sleep Apnea: Simple Solutions


The first step toward the treatment of Obstructed Sleep Apnea is to obtain a proper diagnosis of the disease from a medical professional. Sleep studies may now be conducted in the privacy of one’s own home instead of in the cold, clinical confines of a lab. Who can peacefully drift off to sleep in such a setting? Luckily, modern medicine developed a way to allow for an Obstructed Sleep Apnea diagnosis to be procured in the comfortable and familiar setting of your own bed.

 

When a positive diagnosis of Obstructed Sleep Apnea is confirmed, a method of treatment is selected. There are three types of treatments are available: corrective surgery; CPAP therapy; and oral appliance therapy. However, without a doubt, the top-preferred method in the treatment Obstructed Sleep Apnea is through the application and use of dental appliances.

 

Most medical insurance companies will cover oral appliance therapy treatment when a proper diagnosis of mild to moderate Sleep Apnea is made.

 

Choosing Oral Appliance Therapy


Oral Appliance Therapy

Oral appliance therapy is the first choice of physicians and patients seeking treatment of Obstructed Sleep Apnea today. The array of oral dental appliances available today are comfortable to wear during sleep. Oral dental appliances benefit the patient with an overall ease of use. This results in impressive success rates in the treatment of Obstructed Sleep Apnea.

 

Oral dental appliances are custom-fitted to the patient’s unique jaw specifications. Oral dental appliances are created with materials such as acrylic, plastics, and sometimes include metal components. Oral dental appliances work by encouraging the physical adjustments of certain specific parts of the jaw and mouth. The base of the tongue is often manipulated to allow for the opening of the previously obstructed airway. Ideally, this is meant to eliminate the causes of the Obstructed Sleep Apnea through a physical “re-training” of the placement of the jaw and mouth. However, in many cases, the oral dental appliances must be used every night for the duration of the patient’s life. Yet, this is a small price to pay when a lifetime of restful, revitalizing sleep is at stake. When considering the negative effects of sleep disorders like snoring and the gravely serious disease of Obstructed Sleep Apnea on the physical, mental, cognitive and interpersonal relationships of the patient; extended treatment employed by a simple, dental therapy appliance is an obviously wise decision.

 

When a positive diagnosis of Obstructed Sleep Apnea is confirmed, a method of treatment is selected. There are three types of treatments are available: corrective surgery; CPAP therapy; and oral appliance therapy. However, without a doubt, the top-preferred method in the treatment Obstructed Sleep Apnea is through the application and use of dental appliances.

 

Most medical insurance companies will cover oral appliance therapy treatment when a proper diagnosis of mild to moderate Sleep Apnea is made.

 


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