Sleep apnea and its associated comorbidities are of great importance in managing a patient’s systemic and oral health. With Dr. Reece’s help, you can improve your sleep and your health. Dentists are trained to help treat and manage sleep apnea.
If you are suffering from sleep disturbances like sleep apnea, Oral Appliance Therapy may be a solution for you.
Oral Appliance Therapy
Oral appliance therapy (OAT) is an effective treatment option for patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). An oral appliance is a small plastic device that fits in the mouth like a sports mouthguard or orthodontic retainer. They are custom-fit devices molded to your anatomy. They prevent the airway from collapsing by supporting the jaw in a forward position during sleep.
Oral appliances may be used alone or with other treatments for sleep-related breathing disorders, such as weight management, surgery, or CPAP.
Dr. Reece can make a custom appliance just for you that is comfortable and easy to wear.
Consultation for Sleep Apnea
During your consultation, Dr. Reece will ask you questions about your sleep issues, and she’ll conduct a comprehensive dental examination of your teeth, jaw, tongue, and airway. She may also order a 3D Cone Beam CT to get 3D images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways, and bone in the craniofacial region in a single scan. Images obtained with cone-beam CT allow for more precise treatment planning and analysis.
Once she has digital or physical impressions and models of your teeth, the models are sent to a dental lab where the appliance is made.
Oral Appliance Fitting
Cost of Oral Appliances
If you are struggling to sleep and are interested in exploring Oral Appliance Therapy for your sleep issues, contact Advanced Dentistry of Kearney at (308) 237-1311 to schedule a Sleep Apnea consultation with Dr. Reece today.
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