Sleep Apnea Treatment

Treat Sleep Apnea Without CPAP

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes inconsistent breathing during sleep. If you believe you are a sleep apnea candidate, it is time to reach out to your dentist to discuss treatment options.

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Symptoms include:

  • Headache
  • Weight gain
  • Dry mouth
  • Mood swings
  • Hypersomnia
  • Insomnia
  • Loud snoring
  • Gasping for air during sleep
  • Lack of awareness

Sleep apnea should not go untreated as it can create serious life-threatening circumstances. If you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or believe you have this disorder, a sleep apnea or snoring treatment is recommended.

Sleep Apnea & Snoring Treatment Options

Once you have received a diagnosis from your physician, a sleep specialist can sit down to discuss a treatment plan for you.

CPAP

CPAP, continuous positive airway pressure, is a device that is worn around the mouth and nose and pumps pressurized air into your lungs to promote consistent breathing during sleep. Although this treatment is common among patients, CPAP individuals see:

  • Skin irritation around mask placement
  • An increased risk of sinus infection
  • Airway dryness
  • Lack of sleep due to limited mobility
  • Nose and throat irritation
  • CPAP intolerance
  • Smothering sensation

Oral Appliance Therapy

CPAP patients often reevaluate treatment once they discover oral appliance therapy. This option involves a small mouthguard that fits in your mouth to open airways slightly while sleeping.

Unlike a CPAP machine, patients see little to no side-effects and easily acclimate to their oral appliance due to its non-intrusive nature.

Sleep Apnea Treatment in Green Valley Ranch

denver dental sleep care logoUnderstand CPAP alternative options by booking a consultation with Dr. Hamersky, our sleep specialist. Dr. Hamersky is certified under Denver Sleeps and a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), which allows him to diagnosis and treat his patients with cutting edge information about dental sleep treatments.

At GVR Dental and Orthodontics, our team is ready to help you get back on track with your sleep. To learn more about CPAP alternatives or book your appointment with Dr. Hamersky, contact us online or call 720-539-7678.