The dentist’s newly launched oral appliance therapy (OAT) is a proven effective solution for diagnosed mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. This treatment is ideal for patients who don’t see CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) masks as a viable form of therapy for their specific needs.
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John Fish, DDS’s recent launch provides an alternative to CPAP that allows patients to experience more comfortable sleep. The oral appliance is a mouthpiece that the patient puts on before bed. It functions by shifting the lower jaw to the front in order to provide more room for the soft tissues of the throat and open up the airway.
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that affects roughly 22 million people in the United States. It can cause an individual’s breathing to become interrupted for up to 30 seconds at a time. If left untreated, this disorder can lead to several health problems including high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, heart failure, and heart attacks.
Some of the most common side effects patients experience include snoring, daytime drowsiness, restless nights, waking up to a choking sensation, dry mouth, sore throat, difficulty focusing, and anxiety. Although CPAP is the most common form of treatment, many patients express that they feel uncomfortable and that the machine is too loud. Additionally, some patients develop rashes caused by the mask.
Oral appliance therapy, on the other hand, offers many benefits, including ease of wear, comfort, silence, being simple to clean, and also allows the patient to consume food or drink while wearing it. This solution has superior compliance rates when compared to CPAP and works effectively to reduce sleep apnea symptoms while providing patients with more restful sleep.
John Fish, DDS has been in business for over 25 years and is dedicated to ensuring all patients achieve optimal dental health. The office provides other services, including dental implants and cosmetic dentistry.
A satisfied patient said: “I have been a patient of Dr. Fish and his staff for many, many years and chose his office because of his reputation for perfection and his talent with restorative work. I have had many procedures at his office and each one of them has been excellent.”
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John Fish, DDS
John Fish, DDS