Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea
Dental Options for Sleep Apnea Treatment

If you’re currently using a CPAP machine for sleep apnea, but find it too cumbersome or are not able to wear it each night, you may have another option…the oral sleep appliance!

Oral sleep appliances are smaller, easier to use, convenient to travel with, and won’t bother your family members or roommates.

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

You may want to be screened for a sleeping disorder if you exhibit any of the classic symptoms:

  • Large neck circumference
  • Feeling fatigued or sleepy during the day
  • Depression
  • Obesity or weight gain
  • High blood pressure
  • Worn, flattened teeth

If you suspect that you have sleep apnea, Dr. Lernor can guide you through the process of having an appropriate study or screening completed. We work closely with your sleep physician or pulmonologist to determine if an oral appliance is the best alternative to using a CPAP machine.

How Does an Oral Sleep Appliance Help?

Depending on the type of sleeping disorder that you’ve been diagnosed with, oral appliances can be effective in managing sleep problems like OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) and snoring.

The custom mouthpiece works by positioning your lower jaw in a way that naturally prevents the collapse of soft tissues at the back of your throat. This in turn opens the airway, increasing oxygen flow without the use of a pressurized CPAP appliance.

Instead of giving up on your CPAP altogether, it’s safer to ask our North Phoenix Scottsdale dentist about a sleep appliance alternative that could help you rest better…and potentially save your life.

Schedule a Sleep Apnea Consultation

A better night’s sleep is only one phone call away. Schedule your sleep apnea consultation at Lernor Family Dental to find out if our custom oral appliances are the right option for your needs. Our FDA-approved sleep aids are covered by Medicare and most dental insurance plans.

Call (602) 483-4112 now to request an appointment!

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