Sleep Apnea Treatment in Cupertino
Obstructive sleep apnea is an ongoing condition that disrupts sleep.
Sleep apnea is a disorder in which one experiences one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths during sleep. When breathing is paused or becomes shallow, one will often move out of deep sleep and into light sleep, making the quality of sleep poor. Sleep apnea can be treated with lifestyle changes, oral appliances, breathing devices, and/or surgery.
For mild and moderate sleep apnea, a custom-fitted oral appliance may be helpful.
Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) can often be a more effective, convenient, and comfortable alternative to CPAP for patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. The oral appliance aids patients by positioning the lower jaw and tongue in a way that minimizes airway obstruction during sleep.
Using our 3D Digital Impression Scanner, our office can create a custom-fitted oral appliance for patients to wear during sleeping. The oral appliance can be adjusted to maximize the effectiveness of the appliance while providing the utmost comfort for the patient.
Please be sure to bring your oral appliance to your dental appointments so our team can ensure it fits well and is continuing to work appropriately.
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For severe sleep apnea, a breathing device called CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) may be helpful.
A CPAP machine uses a mask that fits over your mouth and/or nose and gently blows air into your throat. The constant air pressure helps maintain an open airway while you sleep.