Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea
Understanding Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder characterized by repeated interruptions in breathing during sleep. These interruptions can lead to various health issues, including increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and daytime fatigue.
Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) is an effective treatment for sleep apnea and snoring. It involves the use of a custom-fitted oral appliance, similar to a sports mouthguard or orthodontic retainer, which is worn during sleep. This appliance gently repositions the lower jaw and tongue forward, keeping the airway open and allowing for easier breathing during sleep.
Who Can Benefit from Oral Appliance Therapy? OAT is suitable for patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, especially those who find CPAP therapy uncomfortable or difficult to tolerate. It is also effective for patients who snore but do not have sleep apnea.
Our Approach at Cambrian Dental Centre At Cambrian Dental Centre, we understand the importance of a good night’s sleep. Our experienced dental professionals are dedicated to providing personalized care to address your sleep apnea concerns. We offer:
Getting Started To learn more about Oral Appliance Therapy and how it can help you, contact Cambrian Dental Centre at (705) 949-4000 or visit us at 77 Great Northern Road, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 4Y8. Our team is here to help you achieve a healthier, more restful sleep.