Dentists Can Provide an Alternative to CPAP for Sleep Apnoea

For those with sleep apnoea, treatment with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine can be uncomfortable and noisy so it might not be used every night as recommended. The dentist can provide alternative treatment options:

– Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) involves a custom-made retainer-like device worn over the teeth at night to prevent the airways collapsing and the tongue blocking the airways.

– Research has shown that OAT is as effective as CPAP.

– Your dentist will be happy to discuss this further.

“For many patients, these devices provide a way to successfully manage sleep apnea without the need for a machine!”

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