Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances Thousand Oaks
One of the most comfortable treatment options for sleep apnea is the sleep apnea oral appliance. An oral appliance is a device that fits into the mouth to prevent sleep apnea symptoms while you sleep. Our Thousand Oaks sleep apnea oral appliances expert can help you determine if an oral appliance may be right for you.
You may be a candidate for an oral appliance if you:
• Have mild or moderate sleep apnea
• Have severe sleep apnea and cannot use CPAP therapy
• Have severe sleep apnea and need an oral appliance in addition to CPAP therapy
Our expert in sleep apnea oral appliances in Thousand Oaks will begin with an accurate diagnosis if you have not yet been diagnosed. Your health history, dental history and symptoms can all play a role in your diagnosis, but you may also need to complete a sleep study. This information will help us determine the severity of your condition and make personalized treatment recommendations.
Thousand Oaks Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances
If you are a candidate for a sleep apnea oral appliance, our Thousand Oaks sleep apnea oral appliances expert will create a custom-fitted appliance for your mouth. This appliance works much like a mouth guard and fits over your teeth to keep the jaw properly positioned and stabilize the soft tissues in the mouth. You may experience a period of adjustment as you begin to wear the mouth guard, but most people are comfortable with their appliance within a few days or weeks. Follow-up care is necessary to ensure that your symptoms are well-controlled. Adjustments may also be needed to ensure continued progress.
In some cases, patients may benefit from both an oral appliance and CPAP therapy. It is important that you discuss all your options and personal needs at your consultation so that we can make the best recommendations for your needs. Lifestyle changes that can include weight loss, smoking cessation and reduced alcohol use can also play a role in your treatment plan. Give us a call today to learn more about sleep apnea treatment options or to schedule an appointment with our expert in sleep apnea oral appliances in Thousand Oaks.