Remedies for Las Vegas, NV area patients with sleep apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that affects one’s ability to breathe during the night. It is commonly responsible for snoring and lapsed breathing while someone sleeps. Patients who have been diagnosed are often visiting with physicians in Las Vegas, NV to determine the best remedies for this condition. In most cases, patients can visit their dentist for oral appliance therapy.
What is oral appliance therapy?
Oral appliance therapy is the use of an oral appliance during the night that can keep the airways open and reduce the symptoms and consequences of obstructive sleep apnea(OSA). Oral appliances are custom-made for patients by the dentist at Hillside Dental. Patients who have been told by their physician to use a CPAP machine may be viable candidates for oral appliance therapy instead. It has been shown that patients are often much more complaint in using oral appliances versus the CPAP machine, which can be cumbersome and uncomfortable to wear.
How does it work?
First, patients need to understand obstructive sleep apnea. Sometimes, excess fat on the neck or the tongue falling back into the throat can block the airway and cause patients to gasp for air. This can happen hundreds of times a night. The oral appliance aligns the jaw and holds the tongue down to reduce the likelihood of these issues.
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Patients who have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea are encouraged to contact the team of Hillside Dental to schedule a consultation with Dr. Christopher Lim. This is a great time to speak to a professional and determine if treatment such as oral appliance therapy is appropriate for obstructive sleep apnea. The practice is conveniently located at 6090 South Fort Apache Road, Suite 120 and can be reached by phone at (702) 666-8584.