Snoring solutions available as treatment for obstructive sleep apnea in Las Vegas area dental practice
Patients who have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea in the Las Vegas, Nevada area may have been told by their primary physician to use a CPAP machine. This is a device that patients wear at nighttime as a treatment of obstructive sleep apnea – and as a solution to snoring caused by the condition. However, many patients find this to be a less than desirable option. Instead, the team of Hillside Dental encourages patients to consider the advantages of oral appliances.
What are oral appliances?
Oral appliances for obstructive sleep apnea are specially made mouth guards that open the airway by aligning the jaw and holding down the tongue while patients rest. This eliminates the possibility of a blockage that can naturally occur while the patient sleeps. Oral appliances are not only more comfortable, they are:
- Easy to travel with
- Simple to clean
Who is a candidate for oral appliances?
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea or even just chronic snoring not associated with the condition can benefit from using an oral appliance. Dr. Christopher Lim of Hillside Dental can assess a patient during an initial examination to determine if this would be a beneficial way of addressing this issue. His practice is also equipped with a variety of treatment options for other dental concerns. His experience in caring for the smiles of his patients means that he has tried-and-true methods of helping individuals.
Is an oral appliance as effective as a CPAP machine?
Yes! However, the CPAP machine is just the standard recommendation for primary physicians to suggest to their patients. With research, many patients have found relief their dentist.
Make snoring a problem of the past!
Contact Dr. Christopher Lim and his team of Hillside Dental today to book an appointment and discuss the benefits of oral appliances as treatment for obstructive sleep apnea and chronic snoring. The practice is in Suite 120 at 6090 S. Fort Apache Rd. in Las Vegas, Nevada and can be reached by phone for an appointment at 702-666-8584.