Sleep apnea is a serious condition at any age. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can herald life-threatening conditions. It’s caused by the airway being physically blocked during sleep. Although the CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine is the most widely known of assistive appliances, at Burton Dentistry in Alexandria, we provide several other methods of assisting in the treatment of sleep apnea.
The two primary dental devices for sleep apnea are:
Note that over-the-counter devices may eliminate snoring, but they’re not treating the cessation of breathing sleep apnea causes. The condition is continuing or worsening. At Burton Dentistry in Alexandria, we make custom-fitted sleep apnea oral devices for your unique needs.
At Burton Dentistry in Alexandria, we work in conjunction with your sleep therapist to give you the best sleep apnea alleviating dental device possible.