Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a condition that can disrupt more than just breathing; sleep disorders have a far-reaching effect that can influence focus and alertness, weight, and blood pressure to name a few. With modern treatments for sleep apnea, however, patients can enjoy therapy that is comfortable, effective, and promotes much improved quality of life. At Solano Dental Group, we specialize in helping patients find relief for sleep disordered breathing with sleep apnea therapy in Fairfield, CA.
Determining the Causes of Your Sleep Disorder
We help discover the potential presence of sleep apnea by first asking patients about their sleeping and snoring habits. Our doctors then with your physician to find the influencing factors for your condition, including weight or other current health and medical problems. When merited, we work with a sleep study specialist to look at sleep patterns, where sleep apnea occurs for you, and where you grind your teeth (if applicable).
Once conditions have documented, Dr. Chen and his team can provide the correct appliances to address the original issue and help alleviate sleep apnea symptoms.
Alternatives to CPAP: Comfortable Sleep Apnea Treatment
CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, machines are frequently recommended for many sleep apnea patients and are known to be effective when worn each night. However, CPAP is also the least-liked and tolerated therapy for sleep apnea, which tends to diminish patient compliance and the efficacy of treatment. This lack of compliance often offsets the benefit of these devices.
However, linking sleep medicine and dentistry helps patients obtain appliances that are more readily worn and provide effective treatment. Our doctors offer oral appliance therapy to help sleep apnea patients find comfortable and convenient treatment for their sleep disorder.
Treatment for Sleep Apnea in Fairfield, CA
Our doctors examine whether your jaw or tongue falls backward while you sleep or whether you sleep on your back, stomach, or side. With these details, we can provide a sleep apnea mouth guard that brings your jaw forward or keeps your tongue in place, depending on your needs. Sleep apnea oral appliances look like larger retainers. To assist in the fabrication of your device, we take an impression of your smile and send this model to a sleep appliance lab to have it custom-created and fitted.
After you receive your appliance, we monitor your progress to make sure appliance therapy has improved your sleep patterns. Our sleep apnea oral appliances can make a significant difference in how you sleep and how you feel. Our doctors understand that fearing for someone’s ability to breathe while sleeping is scary, but sleep apnea treatment from our Fairfield dental office takes the fear out of sleep apnea and helps patients and their families regain feelings of wellness.
If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, or believe that you may have sleep disordered breathing issues, please contact Solano Dental Group, your local dentists in Fairfield CA, today for your initial evaluation.