Yes, there is an alternative to a CPAP. You could also try oral appliance therapy. However, we recommend that you connect with your local dentist to discuss what treatment option is best for you.
The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) defines oral appliance therapy as an effective treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. It is a custom fit oral sleep appliance that can improve your sleep, restore alertness, and revitalize your health. Once again it is best that you schedule an appointment with your local dentist to figure out what treatment option is best for you.
Our dentist office works with a medical benefit insurance team to get the maximum benefits with your specific medical insurance plan. Every insurance plan differs, so it is difficult to say how much your insurance plan will cover.
Our dentist office has seen many success cases with oral appliance therapy. It is important to note that no case is the same so the results can very. However, on average our dentist office has seen that oral appliance therapy is 85-90% effective if you are treated for snoring only.
Our dentist office has seen it be between 60-80% effective if you are being treated for sleep apnea. The effectiveness of the treatment varies based on the severity of the sleep apnea.
If you have a tooth ache it is best to schedule an appointment with a dentist right away. Tooth aches might not seem like a big deal however they can lead to infection and can cause other medical problems. The sooner that you can get your tooth checked out by a dentist the better. The dentist will be able to diagnosed the cause of your tooth ache and develop a treatment plan.
Our dentist office generally starts seeing children around age 3. However, there are always expectations and it is best to contact our dentist office to figure out what is best for your child.