Sleep Apnea

Inspired Dental
Las Vegas Dentist

Sleep Apnea

Inspired Dental
Las Vegas Dentist

Sleep Apnea

A dentist can help me get better sleep?

Dr. Pham and Dr. Marquez are trained to screen and treat sleep-related breathing disorders like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with oral appliance therapy (OAT). OAT offers a portable, convenient and comfortable alternative to bulky CPAP masks or invasive surgery.

Custom oral appliances prescribed by a physician and created by a trained dentist are an FDA-approved treatment for mild to moderate OSA and an alternate treatment for CPAP-intolerant or non-compliant cases. Many find that oral appliances are preferable compared to CPAP, with use rates objectively measured at 83%. Oral appliances have been shown to be as effective as CPAP on many real-world measures like daytime sleepiness, cognitive performance, and high blood pressure.

The process includes:

  • In-home sleep testing
  • Dentist takes impressions for oral appliance
  • Custom appliance is made and fitted to the patient
  • Follow up in-home sleep test
  • Ongoing treatment with regular cleanings

Sleep Apnea

Do not mistake OAT with a drugstore snore guard, which is not FDA cleared for treating OSA. Attempting to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea with an unapproved device and not under the care of a trained professional could exacerbate the condition leading to potentially serious complications.

  • Oral appliances are custom made to fit the patient’s teeth and jaw
  • Portable for easy and convenient travel
  • No dry or itchy respiratory symptoms like those often associated with CPAP
  • Unlike CPAP, oral appliances are silent and will not disrupt partner’s sleep
  • Oral appliance therapy is less expensive and more convenient than both CPAP and surgery

 

Contact Us if you want to speak to someone about Sleep Apnea and the options available for you.

Sleep Apnea