Do you or your partner snore?
That could be a sign of a serious condition called Sleep Apnea that occurs when your breathing is paused during sleep.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common form of sleep apnea and can be treated in many cases by using an oral appliance provided by your dentist under medical supervision.
This chronic condition occurs when your muscles relax and your tongue falls back during sleep, blocking your upper airway. As a result, you to stop breathing up to hundreds of times a night for anywhere from a few seconds to more than a minute, which often reduce your oxygen levels. These breathing interruptions are followed by brief awakenings that disturb your sleep. Daytime sleepiness, snoring and gasping or choking sounds during sleep are common signs of OSA.
Untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Untreated OSA can increase the risk for:
High blood pressure
Chronic acid reflux
Learning and memory difficulties
Advantages of Oral appliance therapy
Easy to wear
Convenient for travel
Easy to care for
Oral appliance therapy
Oral appliance therapy is a treatment option for Snoring and OSA that uses a customized device to support your jaw in a forward position while you sleep. This helps to maintain your upper airway open increasing the amount of air reaching your lungs.
Based on the diagnosis and other factors, you and your doctor will discuss treatment options.
When Oral Appliance Therapy is the treatment indicated for your specific condition, a qualified dentist will recommend, fit and adjust the device that is best for you.
Covered by many medical plans
We will help you understand the cost of your treatment and maximize the reimbursement from your insurance carrier.
Dr. Bozzuti is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) and an active member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADMS). The AADSM is the only non-profit professional association dedicated exclusively to the practice of dental sleep medicine. Dr. Bozzuti helps treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy, an effective treatment that is covered by most insurance plans. AADSM membership provides Dr. Bozzuti with access to educational resources and practice management tools that help her better serve her patients by providing the highest quality of care in the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. For more information about AADSM, visit www.aadsm.org.
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