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When Your Sleep Apnea Needs a Dentist

A man snoring and sleeping with an open mouth due to sleep apnea syndrome

Sleep apnea is a condition that does more than just rob you of a good night’s sleep; it poses significant health risks if left untreated. While Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) has been the go-to solution for many sleep apnea patients, it’s not a one-size-fits-all remedy. Many individuals find the CPAP system hard to tolerate, seeking alternative treatments. Here at Buford Family Dental, we’re dedicated to offering those very alternatives. One of the most effective and patient-friendly options we provide is Oral Appliance Therapy.

The Struggles with CPAP

It is not uncommon to hear patients complain about their CPAP machine for the following reasons:

  • Bulk and Discomfort: The CPAP mask can be uncomfortable for many, leading to sleep disturbances.
  • Feeling of Claustrophobia: The sensation of having a mask on can be distressing for some patients.
  • Noise Disturbance: Even the quietest CPAP machines emit a sound that can be bothersome.
  • Maintenance: Regular cleaning and maintenance of CPAP devices can become a chore.
  • Traveling Hassles: The cumbersome nature of CPAP machines can make travel daunting for those who need them regularly.

Embracing the Alternative: Oral Appliance Therapy

Oral Appliance Therapy is a dentist-prescribed treatment that provides a more comfortable and less intrusive alternative to CPAP. These devices resemble a dental retainer and work by repositioning the lower jaw and tongue, ensuring that the airway remains open throughout the night.

There are some valued benefits of using oral appliance therapy to treat your sleep apnea each night, including:

  • Custom Fit: Our dental experts ensure that each device is tailored to the patient, guaranteeing comfort.
  • Convenience: No machines, no noise. Simply place the device in your mouth before sleep.
  • Travel-friendly: Its compact nature makes it a breeze to pack and carry, ensuring you never miss a night of quality sleep.
  • Easy Maintenance: A simple rinse and occasional deep clean are all that’s needed, far less labor-intensive than CPAP devices.

Is Oral Appliance Therapy Right for You?

If you’ve been diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea, or if you’ve tried CPAP therapy and found it unbearable, Oral Appliance Therapy might be the ideal solution for you. Not only is it effective in treating sleep apnea, but many patients also report reduced snoring, leading to better sleep quality for both them and their partners.

See a Trusted Sleep Dentist in Gwinnett County

At Buford Family Dental, we understand that every patient is unique, and so are their needs. While CPAP therapy has its merits, we believe in offering alternatives that can enhance the quality of life for our patients. With our Oral Appliance Therapy, you don’t have to compromise comfort for effective treatment.

If you’re struggling with sleep apnea and seeking a more patient-friendly solution, our dedicated team at Buford Family Dental is here to guide you through the process. Let’s work together towards peaceful, restorative nights.

Posted on behalf of Buford Family Dental

4536 Nelson Brogdon Blvd., Building A
Buford, GA 30518

Phone: Call 678-730-2005

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