Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Snoring
At Midtown Dentistry Dentistry in Houston, we have a number of non-surgical snoring solutions to help people suffering from sleep apnea. The best way to treat sleep apnea is to find a way to open the airway passages. This improve the flow of air to the lungs and reduces any blockages in the airway.
If you are lucky and only have a mild case, simply getting down to a healthy weight may solve the problem. Extra fat in a person’s neck (especially if your neck is over 17 inches) can cause sleep apnea as it reduces the air passage.
NON SURGICAL SNORING SOLUTION: A SLEEP APNEA / SNORING APPLIANCE
Many people who snore are reluctant to try the cumbersome sleep apnea machines. The good news is there are other options. We have found an dental oral appliance similar to a mouthguard to be very successful in preventing sleep apnea and stopping snoring.
The Klearway is a Sleep Apnea/Snoring mouth piece looks like a mouthguard or a retainer. But instead of just fitting the top of your teeth, there are two pieces that are custom shaped to your mouth, making them comfortable to wear while you sleep.
The plastic sleep apnea/snoring mouthguard is shaped in way that it pushes your lower jaw and tongue forward to help open the airway. If worn regularly, the Klearway Appliance has shown to successfully reduce or even stop snoring and sleep apnea in patients.
Dr. Jonathan Penchas has treated many patients using custom appliances and night guards. Dr. Penchas and the other dentists at Midtown Dentistry work closely with physicians and sleep centers to determine a diagnosis and develop the best treatment protocol for each patient.
Prior to seeking treatment for obstructive sleep apnea with us, patients should have a sleep study performed at a sleep center. The Klearway Appliance is a recognized sleep apnea treatment, and many medical insurance policies will cover the cost if you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea. Visit a certified disorder center to see if you suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea.