Sleep Apnea Mouth Guard
If you have mild or moderate sleep apnea, our Los Angeles sleep apnea experts may recommend a sleep apnea mouth guard. A mouth guard can be one of the most comfortable, convenient ways to manage your symptoms and enjoy a better night’s sleep.
The goal of sleep apnea treatment is to control symptoms and alleviate any health problems that are associated with the sleep apnea. Our Los Angeles sleep apnea center may recommend a variety of treatment approaches based on your needs. Lifestyle changes that include exercise, weight loss when necessary and good sleep hygiene can often provide significant improvement to those with mild sleep apnea. However, lifestyle changes may not be enough, and you may benefit from using a sleep apnea mouth guard.
These mouth guards are designed to keep the airway open and unobstructed during sleep. They are custom-made to directly suit your needs for the most effective treatment approach possible. A tongue-retaining appliance may be used if the tongue tends to collapse into the airway and obstruct your breathing. Jaw repositioning guards will keep the lower jaw and the tongue in a forward position to keep the airways open and comfortable. We will help you evaluate your options and make recommendations to meet your needs. Your sleep apnea mouth guard will be customized to fit your mouth for the most comfortable, effective treatment possible.
Mouth guards are comfortable and easy to use, and many patients prefer them because they do not interfere with their sleeping habits. Mouth guards can be used alone or as part of a larger treatment plan. Regular monitoring may be necessary to ensure continued effectiveness.
If you are interested in learning more about sleep apnea treatment options, we can help. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with our sleep apnea dentist in Los Angeles.
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