Sleep Apnea Treatment:
Exploring Different Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea
There are numerous sleep apnea treatment options. For many, a CPAP, or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, is the option that was recommended to them by their physician.
However, feelings of confinement, dry mouth, congestion, irritation, bloating, and discomfort are often associated with CPAP use, causing many to seek equally effective alternatives. And at James Bieneman, DDS, this is the reason we offer sleep apnea dental appliances to all of our patients to provide comfortable, customized treatment for their needs.
How Do Dental Sleep Apnea Devices Work?
For some, a CPAP is too uncomfortable or simply doesn’t produce the results necessary to provide relief to patients. If this holds true for your current situation, there are several alternatives to a CPAP that you can obtain from our team at James Bieneman, DDS.
Primarily, we offer several devices that you can wear at night to prevent the symptoms of sleep apnea, including:
- Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD) – The most common dental appliance for sleep apnea treatment, a MAD snaps over both the upper and lower dental arches and allows the lower jaw to be eased forward.
- Tongue Retaining Device – While tongue retaining devices are used less often than MADs, the device is designed to hold the tongue in place, effectively keeping the airway open.
CPAP Alternatives Can Provide Relief Without Negative Side Effects
Often, patients come to the team at James Bieneman, DDS seeking relief not only from sleep apnea, but from their current CPAP treatment as well. That’s why we offer several dental sleep apnea devices to ensure that regardless of what you need, you can find it at our Centennial dental practice.
To speak with our team about CPAP alternatives or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bieneman, contact us at 303.797.0832.
We look forward to working with you to determine what will work best for your sleep apnea treatment!