Pasadena Texas Sleep Apnea
If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea one you probably were prescribed a CPAP machine as the ideal solution. However, the discomfort, bulkiness, claustrophobic and difficulty involved with the CPAP can result in intolerance. Furthermore, almost one half of patients have stopped using their CPAP at the end of the first year. Dr. Nugent and team in Pasadena, Texas recommend oral appliance therapy for patients who suffer from mild to moderate sleep apnea.
This custom made device is remarkably easy to use when compared with the CPAP machine. The appliance pulls the lower jaw downward and forward. This motion opens up the airway while you sleep. Oral appliance therapy can alter both your health and your overall quality of life. Combined therapy (appliance plus CPAP) is also available for patients with severe cases who may not achieve optimal results with only an oral appliance.
Most Common Side-Effects of Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances:
- Joint discomfort
- Muscle discomfort
- An abundance of saliva
- Dental discomfort
- Dry mouth
The side-effects are almost always overcome with time and a morning aligner. The aligner is worn upon waking. It puts the jaw and teeth back into proper alignment after sleep in the oral appliance all night.
In infrequent instances, the use of an oral appliance may cause unwelcome tooth and jaw movement. Therefore, we strongly recommend that patients continue regular appointments with Dr. Nugent here in the Pasadena so that he can determine whether any concerning issues are occurring as soon as possible.
Get the best in Sleep Apnea care for you and your family. Call our office today at 832-487-0647 or come visit us at 3421 Burke Rd #1, Pasadena, Texas 77504.