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Snoring/Sleep Apnea

WHY DO I SNORE?

Snoring is a sign of a breathing problem. When you snore, you are breathing through a narrowed airway, which is like trying to breathe through a bent hose. In some cases, snoring is a “red flag” for a more serious medical problem called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA occurs when a person frequently stop breathing for 10 seconds or longer during sleep. OSA is a serious medical condition and if not treated, it can lead to more serious health problems like high blood pressure and heart disease.

 

A person wearing CPAP

HOW IS SLEEP APNEA TREATED?

The traditional treatment for sleep apnea, the CPAP machine can be very effective. Unfortunately, many people find that it’s too bulky, too inconvenient, too uncomfortable, or too noisy to use faithfully, and compliance is low. If you cannot tolerate the CPAP or are beginning treatment and would like an alternative to the CPAPDr. Dahan offers another option.

 

 

A person wearing a sleep apnea oral appliance

ORAL APPLIANCE THERAPY

If you snore or are diagnosed with sleep apnea, Dr. Dahan can prescribe a compact, comfortable, custom oral appliance, which is designed to position the jaw forward, keeping the airway open during sleep. Dr. Dahan customizes the appliance to individual patients to ensure a comfortable fit.  Since the appliance causes the jaw to move forward, there is risk of creating discomfort or a TMJ pain. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that the treating dentist “must be capable of treating TMJ Dysfunction.  Dr. Dahan is a trained in the management of TMJ and facial pain.

 

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