CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is the most common type of sleep apnea treatment in Medford, and usually the first recommendation that doctors make after a diagnosis. CPAP is designed to keep your airways open by pushing a continuous flow of mild air pressure through a mask that fits over your nose and mouth. This prevents your airways from collapsing or becoming blocked. Although CPAP is a very effective treatment, many patients find the mask too uncomfortable or intrusive to wear during sleep.
If you have been using CPAP, our Medford MA dentists have a more comfortable solution: SomnoDent®. This custom-fit orthotic device – similar to a mouthguard – is FDA-approved for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It can even treat severe cases when combined with lifestyle changes, such as exercise, reducing your alcohol intake, and quitting smoking.
SomnoDent® fits snugly in your mouth and keeps your lower jaw in a slightly forward position, preventing tissue collapse at the back of your throat, and allowing for proper airflow while you sleep. Research shows that SomnoDent® is successful in 91% of patients with OSA, and a full 96% of patients find the device comfortable and easy to sleep with.
If you have been looking for a comfortable alternative to CPAP for sleep apnea treatment, please contact Cosmetic & Esthetic Dentistry today or call 781-396-8558 to schedule a consultation with our experienced Medford dentists. We serve patients in Medford, Cambridge, Somerville, Winchester, and surrounding areas of Boston, Massachusetts.