Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment in Lansdale
Combating sleep apnea can be a difficult process, especially for those struggling to adjust to a CPAP device. While CPAP machines are helpful for many, most are unaware that there is an alternative – oral appliances from your dentist.
Leading Dental Solutions is a proud purveyor of sleep apnea oral appliances for residents in Lansdale and the surrounding communities. If you or a loved one are struggling with sleep apnea, these appliances may provide a simple and more successful solution. Contact our office for a comprehensive consultation today.
Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea
Oral appliances designed to help sleep apnea are available in two different models, allowing the dentist to apply the type that will be most effective and comfortable for you.
Mandibular Advancement Devices (MADs): These appliances resemble a mouthguard or orthodontic retainer, consisting of two arches fitted over the upper and lower teeth, held together by metal hinges. By design, it pulls the lower jaw and tongue slightly forward. This keeps the throat muscles from relaxing into the airway and impeding oxygen intake.
Tongue Retaining Mouthpieces: For those whose jaws cannot be adequately repositioned, these oral appliances provide an effective alternative. Tongue retaining mouthpieces use suction to hold the tongue forward in the mouth, thereby keeping it from sagging back toward the airway.
The Sleep Apnea Treatment Process at Leading Dental Solutions
Sleep apnea is diagnosed by a sleep study, which is conducted by your pulmonologist. Once you have received your diagnosis, Leading Dental Solutions will consult with you to discuss treatment through oral appliances. Dr. Kaffey is an established member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and has provided guidance and treatment to Lansdale sleep apnea patients for years.
Dr. Kaffey will study your unique situation, including your dentition, oral structure, and other factors. He will inform you of your dental appliance therapy options, and help you discern which device best fits your needs. He will also guide you in learning how to use your device, and make all necessary adjustments to ensure a firm yet comfortable fit.
Patient-Focused Lansdale Dentistry
At Leading Dental Solutions, we aim to provide exceptional dentistry to the Lansdale communities. From our skillful dental services to our caring and gentle manner, our efforts are focused on your wellbeing in every respect.
Contact us today to schedule your next dental visit to our convenient Lansdale dental office.