Sleep apnea is a serious condition that causes patients to quit breathing many times throughout the night. Believe it or not, this could actually be happening hundreds of times for those who suffer from severe sleep apnea. If you are suffering from sleep apnea, the condition can be debilitating, but the good news is there are solutions.
CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure therapy, offers patients clear breathing while they sleep by wearing a mask that delivers a constant stream of oxygen throughout the night.
Many patients find the mask to be uncomfortable to wear at night, or the machine too loud, so it interferes with their sleep. Dr. Richard Tom offers an alternative solution for treating sleep apnea by using an oral appliance that slightly repositions your jaw to open your airways for clear breathing during the night. This can be combined with traditional CPAP therapy for more severe cases of sleep apnea, or sometimes it may replace CPAP therapy altogether.
If you think you might be suffering from sleep apnea, or perhaps you have a CPAP appliance that you’re uncomfortable with, contact RT Dental today. Find out more about how Dr. Tom can help you successfully manage your condition more comfortably.