Sleep apnea treatment options without the use of a CPAP machine for Farmington Hills area patients
By Dr. Richard Bernstein
Alternative options for treatment of obstructive sleep apneaRichard S. Bernstein is a dentist in the community who can recommend an alternative known as an oral appliance, or more specifically, a mandibular advancement appliance. These devices are worn in the mouth and help hold the jaw forward to maintain an open airway. They also protect the tongue from falling to the back of the throat while a patient sleeps.
Who is a candidate for oral appliance therapy?Patients who have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and want to ditch the CPAP machine are encouraged to speak to Dr. Richard S. Bernstein about a mandibular advancement appliance. The device is easy to wear, simple to use, and effective at addressing the common problems associated with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Because of their ease of use, nearly 100 percent of patients who have them comply with treatment. This not only addresses the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea but can also be used in addressing chronic snoring.
If I snore, do I have obstructive sleep apnea?Not always. In fact, some patients may be chronic snorers but may not have obstructive sleep apnea. Regardless, this oral appliance can be utilized for snorers as well! The mandibular advancement device can ensure a quieter night’s sleep for sleeping partners and help everyone get great rest every evening.
What are the advantages of oral appliance therapy?There are many reasons why our team may suggest oral appliance therapy for chronic snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. The mandibular advancement appliance is:
- Easy to use
- Fitted adequately for the patient
- Simple to care for and clean
- Great for patients who want treatment without the CPAP machine
Why speak to a dentist about obstructive sleep apnea?In most cases, patients with obstructive sleep apnea are diagnosed by a primary care physician or a referral to a sleep study. However, patients with this condition may also work with their dentist, who can provide an alternative to CPAP therapy using the mandibular advancement device. This appliance is highly encouraged for those seeking another solution to their condition that is more comfortable and easier for compliance.
Request an appointmentPatients of the Farmington Hills, MI, area who are ready to work with a professional in the community are encouraged to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Richard S. Bernstein and his team. Call 248.636.2100 to schedule a visit and learn about sleep apnea treatment options outside of the traditional CPAP machine.
Richard S. Bernstein D.D.S
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With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Bernstein is a renowned cosmetic dentist and is passionate about providing the best for his patients, making him a respected pillar of trust amongst his community. He possesses a Masters in Biochemistry - WSU School of Medicine, and a Doctorate in Dental Surgery - University of Detroit.He is presently a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and a Diplomate in the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD) to name a few.
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