Dental Sleep Medicine
Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea
The quality of your sleep has a dramatic impact on your health, well-being and overall quality of life. Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea disrupt your sleep and increase your risk of severe health problems. Remember that snoring is a warning sign that should never be ignored. Dr. Crawford is a general dentist trained to provide oral appliance therapy to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Talk to us about your treatment options.
Oral Appliances vs CPAP
Have you been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea only to discover that you are unable to tolerate a CPAP machine? Has your physician discussed the option of an oral sleep appliance with you? Oral sleep appliances are a more comfortable, quiet, portable and easy to wear option for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring in adults. An oral appliance is a device worn in the mouth only during sleep. It fits like a sports mouth guard or orthodontic retainer. A custom-fit oral sleep appliance is an effective treatment that prevents the airway from collapsing by supporting the jaw in a forward position. This could be the option you have been looking for to help relieve the symptoms of your sleep apnea or to ease your problem snoring and help you to achieve better quality sleep. You should request a prescription from your medical doctor and contact us for a consultation. The solutions we have to offer could make a huge difference in your quality of life.