Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances in Naples, FL
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What Are Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances?
Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes you to repeatedly stop breathing while you sleep. This is the result of your muscles relaxing and your airway closing up as you breathe in. Sleep apnea is considered a serious condition that can lead to other health complications so Junée F. Gardy DDS, PA offers sleep apnea oral appliances to help patients with this problem. With these custom-made dental devices, improving the quality of your sleep and overall wellness is within reach. Contact our practice in Naples, FL today if you would like to learn more, and schedule an appointment with Dr. Gardy.
What to Expect from Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances
Sleep apnea treatment from Junée F. Gardy DDS, PA uses what is referred to as oral appliance therapy (OAT), which may be quite an effective therapy for sleep apnea. A sleep apnea oral appliance, similar to a mouth guard, is a customized device that fits in your mouth at night. The main difference is that rather than protecting your teeth from harm, it gently pulls the jaw into a forward position to keep your airway open. Dr. Gardy will work with you to be sure that you receive the most suitable one for you. She may conduct an assessment of your teeth, jaw, tongue, and airway. You'll also have oral x-rays performed so that she can take detailed impressions of your teeth for your oral appliance.
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If your breathing was interrupted constantly every day from your airway being obstructed, you would seek out treatment right away. But when the same thing happens in your sleep, it can be easy to put off as you won't remember it when you awaken. If you wake up exhausted and believe you might be suffering from sleep apnea, then we urge you to book an appointment with Dr. Gardy at Junée F. Gardy DDS, PA in Naples, FL.
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Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances FAQs
How long does an oral appliance for sleep apnea last?
Typically, a sleep apnea oral appliance will get worn down over time. On average, the dental device may last up to two years with daily usage. During your regular dental exams at our Naples, FL practice, Dr. Junée F. Gardy can assess your sleep apnea oral appliance to determine whether it is time for it to be replaced or not.
How much does a sleep apnea oral appliance cost?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Junée F. Gardy will be able to provide you with an estimate for the cost of your sleep apnea oral appliance. The total cost will include the assessment of your mouth, any x-rays or impressions taken in order to ensure the right fit is built for you, and the oral appliance itself. To help make this treatment easier more affordable, we offer low-interest financing options as well.
What is the difference between a CPAP machine and an oral appliance for sleep apnea?
While CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines and sleep apnea oral appliances are both treatment options for sleep apnea, they function differently. A CPAP machine delivers pressurized air through a mask, maintaining a constant flow of air to keep the airway open during sleep. On the other hand, a sleep apnea oral appliance is a device similar to a mouthguard and works by repositioning the jaw or tongue to help keep the airway open during sleep. Junée F. Gardy DDS, PA will work with you to help you decide if an oral appliance for sleep apnea is suitable for you.