A full night of uninterrupted sleep is vital to your health and sense of wellbeing. If you are living with obstructive sleep apnea, it may be difficult to get the rest you need. At the office of Drs. Philip Gold and Judy Sanders Boyd, we provide customized oral appliance therapy to treat Jericho sleep apnea, addressing the complications of this serious sleep disorder and making it possible to enjoy a good night’s rest.
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when there is a blockage of airflow at the back of the throat, which compromises your ability to breathe. To diagnose this condition, a medical professional will conduct a sleep study, observing your symptoms while you’re asleep. If you have sleep apnea, you may experience heavy snoring, waking up abruptly, gasping for air and pausing or ceasing to breathe while you sleep. Due to the disruption in your sleep cycle, you may also experience fatigue, headaches and difficulty concentrating throughout your day. To treat obstructive sleep apnea, your doctor may recommend a CPAP machine, which supplies continuous pressure through a mask, worn over your nose, to keep your airway open. In some cases, a customized oral appliance can provide effective treatment for mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, as an alternative to the CPAP machine. Our dentist takes an accurate set of impressions to provide a comfortable, customized Jericho sleep apnea oral appliance that fits precisely and works effectively. The appliance keeps your jaw open, in a slightly forward position, to allow air to pass through more easily. The appliance fits over your top and bottom teeth like a retainer and is portable and easy to clean. Our team takes the time to show you how to properly wear and care for your oral appliance, to ensure that it works most effectively.
At the office of Drs. Philip Gold and Judy Sanders Boyd, we provide advanced solutions to improve your oral and overall health. If you are living with Jericho sleep apnea, it’s important to seek treatment right away. To learn more about sleep apnea or to schedule an appointment, call today.