Saturday, 13 February 2016

An Oral Appliance to Treat Sleep Apnea

An Oral Appliance that Replaces the CPAP Device

For some time now, the solution to sleep apnea has been the CPAP device. CPAP, or Continuous Positive Air Pressure, is a device that pumps air into the nose and mouth of the patient through a mask worn during sleep. Although it provides sufficient oxygen and correct breathing patterns, most patients find wearing a mask while sleeping is uncomfortable.

Our doctors have a small, easy to insert and remove, acrylic appliance that resembles a mouthguard or orthodontic retainer. It works by repositioning your tongue and jaw to keep the air passage to your lungs open. Success rates have been high, and patients are pleased with its comfort and small size that makes it easy to take when traveling.

San Diego Smiles
Kurt Christensen, DDS - Steven Krause, DDS, MAGD
337 West Madison Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92020
Phone: (619) 442-8841

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