CPAP and Custom Oral Appliances
There are a variety of oral appliances available to help you sleep. Some, like a CPAP machine (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure), are the most effective in treating sleep apnea, they are very cumbersome and many people stop using them because they actually interrupt their sleep. The simplest type of over-the-counter or mail-order appliances are not considered satisfactory for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), and these generic devices may cause jaw pain or deleterious changes to your bite.
A custom-fitted oral appliance can be the right option to treat OSA. Dr. Yoshikane will recommend and then custom fit the best oral device based on his extensive experience.
Dr. Yoshikane is able to provide proven and highly effective solutions for the treatment of disruptive snoring and OSA with SomnoDent® MAS. Both clinical research and patient records have shown this device to provides significant relief for the majority of patients suffering from OSA. Most users find it quite comfortable, and as a result compliance levels are very good.
Worn only during sleep, the SomnoDent MAS is discrete, allowing the wearer to talk, drink and open and close the mouth normally. Because it is custom fit to each user, the SomnoDent does not impinge on normal tongue movement, and it does not lock the upper and lower jaws together.
If you are suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) or disruptive snoring, and want to learn more about how oral appliance therapy with the SomnoDent MAS could help you find relief, the first step is a consultation with Dr. Yoshikane. He will perform a thorough oral examination and create dental impressions that will be used to create your custom-fitted appliance. Once your appliance is fabricated by the SomnoDent labs, Dr. Yoshikane will fit the appliance and provide information on its use and care.
Call us today at 714-516-1600 to schedule your consultation appointment and discover how your health can improve with the right sleep solution.