A CPAP machine is the go-to way for many physicians to treat sleep apnea. However, many patients have a difficult time with the machine, which can be loud, bulky and uncomfortable. Because of this, the machine can discourage patients and cause them to drop their treatment altogether. To help patients who are frustrated with their CPAP machine, Dr. Mel Pearson offers oral appliance therapy at Staten Island Dental Sleep Health.
An oral appliance is designed to fit comfortably in your mouth, adjusting your jaw to relieve your sleep apnea. Each is custom made for your smile, addressing your unique needs. Not only are these appliances customized, they are also smaller, quieter and much less invasive than CPAP machines. Our sleep dentist can provide a range of FDA-approved appliances to help patients.
In addition to oral appliances, our sleep dentist may also recommend other changes to help relieve your symptoms:
- Reduction in alcohol consumption and smoking
- Throat exercises
- Positional therapy to adjust sleep position
- Weight loss if weight plays a factor
- Palate procedures
If you have any questions about CPAP treatment alternatives in Staten Island, New York, give us a call at 718-948-5100. Our team will be happy to answer your questions or arrange a sleep apnea consultation with our sleep dentist. Find ways to relieve your symptoms and finally get a great night’s sleep!