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Oral Appliance Therapy
An estimated 22 million people suffer from sleep apnea in the United States. Sleep apnea can cause you to stop breathing temporarily, resulting in an oxygen-deprived brain and raising the risks of mood issues, and cardiovascular diseases.
At Sabeti Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer oral appliance therapy which can help alleviate some symptoms of sleep apnea and improve sleep quality and your general health.
What is Oral Appliance Therapy
Oral appliance therapy is considered to be an effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. It involves wearing an oral appliance in your mouth, which is similar to a mouthguard. The appliance is designed to hold your mouth in a certain position to aid breathing during sleep.
Oral appliances are made-to-fit to be effective, which is why over-the-counter stock mouthguards and oral splints are not recommended for correcting sleep apnea.
Types of Oral Appliances
At Sabeti Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Shohreh Sabeti use a wide variety of oral appliances for sleep apnea.
However, these devices typically fall under two major categories:
Benefits of Oral Appliances
There are many benefits associated with wearing oral appliances:
Common Side Effects of Oral Appliances
Although oral appliances do not result in major complications, some people can feel some minor side effects. These include:
Using oral appliances to correct your sleep apnea can make you feel like a brand new person. Oral appliances can help reduce negative symptoms of sleep apnea, improve the quality of your sleep, and give you a healthier heart and general health. You will find that your bed partner will also enjoy a better, more restful sleep.
If you suffer from sleep apnea, don’t be afraid to seek treatment. Call us at (213) 314-0636 to schedule an appointment today.