Have you recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea? Are you looking for an alternative treatment to the CPAP machine?
At the office of Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci, our associates offer oral appliance therapy for the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. We help patients reduce the side effects and symptoms of sleep apnea through comprehensive and personalized treatment plans. Dental sleep medicine is an expanding field that provides patients with effective alternatives to traditional CPAP machine.
Oral sleep appliance therapy is a more comfortable, more discreet and as effective at treating sleep apnea.
Treating Sleep Apnea at the Dentist
While you may not have considered visiting your dentist for sleep apnea treatment, however, the office of Dr. Donna Vagnozzi-Bucci can treat sleep-related breathing disorders such as snoring and sleep apnea using a dental appliance known as a snore guard.
A snore guard, also known as oral sleep appliance, is a removable device that is custom designed to fit comfortably in your mouth. The device is similar to a sports mouth guard and is used to help properly align the jaw to prevent the blocking of the airway during sleep.
Studies show that patients who have been successfully treated for sleep apnea with both the CPAP and a dental appliance preferred the dental device as their long-term option.
Treating sleep apnea with an oral sleep appliance can reduce the negative impacts of obstructive sleep apnea.
Patients who choose a snore guard enjoy:
- Fewer headaches
- Improved focus and energy
- Better sleep
- Improved oral health
- Lower risk of systemic disease associated with OSA
DO I HAVE SLEEP APNEA?
The first step in diagnosing a sleep disorder is to complete our Dental Sleep Questionnaire. This simple evaluation provides a foundation upon which we can diagnose and treat any possible sleep-related issues with questions related to common signs and symptoms. Click here to download a copy of the questionnaire. After you take the quiz, contact our Pennington, NJ dentist office to learn more about your sleep apnea treatment options.