Oral Appliance for Sleep Apnea Treatment
Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea with SomnoDent® Oral Devices
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious, sometimes fatal medical disorder that affects around 10% of American men over the age of 40, and 6% of American women of the same age. Sleep apnea sufferers completely stop breathing during sleep, sometimes hundreds of times in a single night. Normal breathing ceases because the airway becomes obstructed, causing a serious reduction of airflow to the lungs.
Symptoms of OSA
- Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
- Pauses in Breathing While Sleeping
- Decreased Libido
OSA Risk Factors
- Heart Disease
- Driving and Work-related Accidents
There are a number of dental devices that can be used to alleviate this condition. The goal of most of these devices is to open up the airway and allow oxygen to flow freely again. Wearers of sleep apnea dental devices report that they stop loud snoring, feel more rested in the daytime, and are much more comfortable going to sleep. Sleep apnea appliances offer a viable alternative to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP).
At Galan Dental, we use custom-fit SomnoDent® oral devices
to treat patients experiencing the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea. All of these products are designed around the concept of Continuous Open Airway Therapy (COAT)®
, making for an easy, efficient solution for this medical condition. Once a diagnosis of OSA has been confirmed by a sleep study, Dr. Galan will work with you to recommend a SomnoDent device that matches your individual preferences.
If you have questions about oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea, visit the SomnoMed website and schedule a consultation with Dr. Aida Galan today!