Oral Appliance Therapy

What is the Best Sleep Apnea Treatment in San Diego?

Dr Ascough is licensed to treat sleep disordered breathing with oral appliance therapy (oat.) Oat has proven to be the most effect type of therapy for mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea due to its high compliancy rate. Most people choose this therapy option since it is the least invasive treatment allowing for the best social and personal sleep habits. Specifically for those who sleep with a bed partner or share a room. Other options include positive airway pressure (pap) that includes a cumbersome machine and uncomfortable mask. There is always surgery to permanently open up the airway but surgery comes with complications, long recovery person and discomfort. There are no guarantees but it’s always wise to choose the least invasive therapy first.

Oral appliances for snoring and sleep apnea therapy can help you overcome the condition in the least obtrusive way and are recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. However, it is important that you use the right appliances that are designed for the custom fit of your mouth, teeth structure and gums. Getting the wrong devices may alleviate the problem, and even cause discomfort and pain in the gums and teeth joints., stroke, work place or driving accidents.

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Why Do I Need to See a Dentist for Sleep Apnea Treatment?

Oral appliance therapy is for the treatment of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea as recommended by AADSM. Using the right appliance that is designed and custom fitted by a dentist is important. Only a dentist is licensed fabricate customized devices after a diagnosis from a sleep physician. Getting the wrong device that does not fit properly may alleviate the problem and cause discomfort in the mouth and jaw joints. Over the counter devices do not adequately treat the disorder and in some cases can cause it to worsen. Proper treatment by a medical professional is the best way to ensure the best outcome. Most medical insurance companies provide benefits for oral appliance therapy for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.

A Sleep Apnea expert dentist like Dr Ybee can design a custom fit oral appliance for you, one that is not only comfortable but effective at the same time. Usually consisting of removable upper and lower trays, these appliances can be worn at night for a dreamy, untroubled sleep. What these devices do is hold the lower jaw forward, reducing obstruction of the airway, allowing you to breath and get the restful sleep you need.

Long term use of oral appliances for sleep apnea may change the position of the jaw and bite and a dentist can help you handle this alongside your treatment for OSA. With detailed knowledge of the most common sleep disorders, anatomy of the mouth and neck and TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint), a trained dentist like Dr Ybee is your best choice in bidding a permanent farewell to all your sleep woes. Follow up care by a dentist is important to ensure the efficacy of the device over time. These are medical devices that require professional monitoring.

Consult with Us About Sleep Apnea Today

In our practice, we combine cosmetic dentistry techniques and comprehensive dental healthcare. We practice dentistry with you general health in mind. We feel that sleep is a very important aspect of health and a dentist can provide design a customized sleep apnea therapy. Our sleep apnea treatment comprises oral appliances that reduce snoring and improve symptoms of sleep apnea and are designed especially for you to achieve the best results.

Make Dr Evelyn Ascough Your San Diego Sleep Apnea Dentist for a Good Night’s Sleep!

Suffering from sleep apnea? Dr Ybee offers the most advanced, effective sleep apnea treatment available in San Diego today. CALL US AT 619-298-0821 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT for a FREE Sleep Health Screening TODAY. YOU ARE ONE STEP CLOSER TO A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP.