Sleep Apnea Treatment Alternatives to CPAP Machines
Aside from CPAP machines, dental providers such as Dr. Morton often turn to other sleep apnea treatments such as:
- Individually created night guards and oral appliances. These devices keep your mouth slightly open when you sleep. This reduces snoring and opens the passageway naturally. It can also alleviate the stress of TMJ, which is often connected with sleep apnea.
- Mouth and throat surgeries. Sometimes surgical procedures that remove part of the soft palate in the back of the mouth or enlarged tonsils can reduce or eliminate sleep apnea. Your dentist will help you determine if this is a route he feels you should consider taking.
- Lifestyle changes. There may be lifestyle changes that your dentist can recommend, such as losing weight or sleeping in a certain position, to reduce the effects of sleep apnea.
Remember that sleep apnea is more than just a problem with snoring. It can cause serious complications if left untreated. Call (636) 489-0337 to talk with someone at Advanced Dental Care of St. Louis today about a sleep apnea treatment consultation.
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