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Las Vegas area dentist offers dental appliance solution for patients with obstructive sleep apnea

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Patients with obstructive sleep apnea may be told by their physician to use a CPAP machine. A CPAP machine, which stands for continuous positive air pressure, is a cumbersome device that can be incredibly uncomfortable for some patients. Instead of wearing it at night to combat the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, many do not comply with treatment and therefore leave themselves at risk for a variety of medical issues. When this occurs, it is important to work with a professional to find an effective alternative for treatment.

What can be done instead of CPAP?

Instead of using CPAP, many patients are unaware that they can visit Hillside Dental and have a custom dental appliance made. This is an effective way of combating obstructive sleep apnea without having to wear a bothersome, uncomfortable mask. The oral appliance is made from impressions of the mouth to ensure a precise fit. Patients wear the oral appliance to hold down the tongue and align the jaw to keep the airways open while asleep. Most patients have no problem wearing their oral appliance because it is comfortable and discreet. It does not bother sleeping partners and is easy to pack when traveling.

Ready to get rid of your CPAP machine?

Dr. Christopher Lim of Hillside Dental in Las Vegas prides himself in offering an alternative to a traditional CPAP machine for obstructive sleep apnea. With the use of oral appliances, patients can take charge of their condition and enjoy a better quality of life thanks to a good night's sleep! Contact 702-666-8584 today to schedule an appointment.