Sleep Apnea in Boca Raton, FL
Treating sleep apnea is important to prevent complications. First of all, those suffering from sleep apnea will experience excessive fatigue during the day, which can lead to accidents while driving or at work. That’s not the end of it, though. Not getting enough oxygen during sleep can cause high blood pressure and heart problems.
Dental Appliances for Sleep Apnea
Keeping the tongue and mandible positioned away from the airway will keep it open. These devices are small and easy to sleep with. We make them with precision, so they don’t affect your breathing or make it hard to fall asleep. They can be effective alone in mild to moderate sleep apnea. They can be used in combination with CPAP in moderate to severe cases.
Most patients prefer dental appliances to the CPAP machine because the CPAP has some side effects. It can be very hard to sleep with a mask over your face. Additionally, continuous air causes dry mouth, dry nose, and nosebleeds. Many patients find it hard to use the CPAP machine every night because of these side effects.