Sleep Apnea Treatment Options
Sleep Apnea Treatment Options are available from your local dentist, and if you or someone you know is worried about treatment, schedule an appointment wtih Dr. Jack Ringer.
Unfortunately, people who live with someone suffering from Sleep Apnea have just as hard a time getting a restful night’s sleep as the person who has been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea. However, according to Dr. Jack Ringer from Dental Cosmetics, a fully trained Sleep Apnea dentist who is trained to recommend Oral Appliance Therapy, your partner doesn’t have to deal with an uncomfortable CPAP machine.
People who have been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea have usually taken part in a sleep study in order to determine how extreme their case of Sleep Apnea actually is. Most sleep specialists will recommend CPAP therapy, but after a few months of use, most Sleep Apnea patients stop using the CPAP machine.
If CPAP therapy has become completely intolerable for the Sleep Apnea patient and the person who shares the bed, Oral Appliance Therapy could be the answer.
CPAP therapy, short for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy is the oldest Sleep Apnea treatment that has been critically proven to help the patient. According to Web MD, CPAP therapy is non-invasive and allows the patient to receive a constant flow of air that is pressurized in order to keep the passages open and throat muscles from collapsing. This allows a person with Sleep Apnea to stop snoring while eliminating breathing cessation. The air is delivered by way of a mask that is worn by the patient.
While, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy may work for some patients, it is not a cure. In fact, for Sleep Apnea sufferers the machine must be used every night. A recent study has indicated that as many as 50 percent of CPAP users do not like the treatment. That same study discovered that nearly half of the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure patients quit using the machine after just three months of use. Their reason for discontinuing the therapy was discomfort from the CPAP mask. Thankfully, there are other Sleep Apnea Treatment Options.
Dr. Ringer explains that there are just too many dangers when it comes to untreated Sleep Apnea, which is why he recommends Oral Appliance Therapy to his patients. Dr. Ringer and his talented team will work with your doctor or sleep specialist to come up with a plan to treat your Sleep Apnea and its symptoms. These could include Mandibular advancement devices or tongue retaining mouthpieces.
If you have been tempted to stop using your Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy device, call or click and schedule a no obligation Sleep Apnea consultation with Dr. Ringer who can come up with other Sleep Apnea Treatment Options to help you and your partner get a comfortable night’s sleep. Call or click today.