Sleep Apnea Dentist Thousand Oaks
Do you know that our dentists can help relieve sleep apnea? The dentist will do this by designing a dental appliance to treat your condition.
Sleep apnea occurs when your airway closes at night and you cannot get enough oxygen into your lungs. You end up starving other organs of your body, which can lead to poor function and imminent failure of body organs.
With poor oxygen supply to vital organs of your body, you become susceptible to stroke, heart disease, and other life-threatening conditions.
Our sleep apnea dentist in Thousand Oaks designs a dental appliance made just for your condition. This resembles a sports mouthguard. The aim of the appliance is to position your jaw so that it stays forward, keeping the jaw in such a way that your airway does not close. This allows air in and out normally while you sleep.
Thousand Oaks Sleep Apnea Dentist
The CPAP machine helps relieve sleep apnea too, but it does not give you the flexibility and comfort of a dental appliance. With this appliance, you can roll on your bed, sleep on your back, or sleep on your side. This makes your nights comfortable.
To get the right appliance for your condition, you need to work with our Thousand Oaks sleep apnea dentist. Our dentist will make an impression of your upper and lower jaw and make you an appliance that fits the structure of your mouth.
Our sleep apnea dentist in Thousand Oaks will determine whether the appliance is right for you. The following situations make you a suitable candidate for dental appliances:
• Mild obstructive sleep apnea that is not responding to behavioral modifications.
• Moderate to severe sleep apnea that is not responding to CPAP treatment.
• If you are not a candidate for surgery yet you have healthy teeth.
You need to visit our Thousand Oaks sleep apnea dentist to find out the options we have for you. We have the latest FDA-approved orthotic therapy that includes the Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD) and the Tongue Retaining Device (TRD).
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