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.

What is Oral Appliance Therapy?

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.

Benefits of Oral Appliance Therapy

  • Non-Invasive: Unlike CPAP machines, OAT is a non-invasive treatment that is comfortable and easy to wear.
  • Portable and Convenient: The appliance is small and easy to travel with, making it ideal for patients who are on the go.
  • Simple to Use: It requires no electricity or special equipment and is simple to clean and maintain.
  • Quiet and Discreet: OAT is silent, providing a restful night’s sleep for both the wearer and their partner.

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.

Cambrian Dental Centre

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:

  • Comprehensive Evaluation: Our team will conduct a thorough assessment to determine if OAT is the right treatment for you.
  • Customized Treatment: We provide custom-fitted oral appliances tailored to your specific needs.
  • Follow-up Care: Regular follow-ups are conducted to ensure the effectiveness of the treatment and to make any necessary adjustments.

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.

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