Sleep apnea and snoring treatment for Manhattan Beach, CA patients
Manhattan Beach, CA patients who are struggling with chronic snoring, or those who have a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea, might be unsure of the solutions used to solve these problems. Snoring can be disruptive for a sleeping partner, as it can keep them awake. Obstructive sleep apnea can impact the quality of sleep an individual gets through the night. By speaking with a dentist, most patients will find that both issues can be improved with the use of an oral appliance.
How do oral appliances work?
Oral appliances are special devices that are custom-made for patients to help address one or more issues during sleep, including snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. The oral appliance is made of soft plastic and is worn while an individual sleeps. It helps in realigning the jaw so that the airways are open. It can also hold down the tongue, keeping it from blocking the airway and resulting in the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea. When patients wear these oral appliances at night, they can improve their sleep quality—and even help their bed partners get a good night’s rest as well!
Why choose an oral appliance?
Patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea are often told by their primary care physicians that the best solution is a CPAP machine. The CPAP machine is a cumbersome device that is used at night. It includes a mask that the patient wears over their nose and mouth. The device keeps the airways open throughout the night and eliminates the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea. However, most patients find them uncomfortable and difficult to travel with. Oral appliances are much more comfortable while also being:
- Easy to use
- Easy to care for
Schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Don Mungcal today!
If you live in the area of Manhattan Beach, CA, and are thinking about speaking to a professional about a solution for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, we invite you to book a consultation visit at Manhattan Beach Dental Solutions by calling (310) 340-6663. Our facility is located at 1213 Manhattan Avenue and is accepting new patients.
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