Meet with our team for our oral appliance therapy
While a CPAP machine can be used to address severe cases of snoring and sleep apnea, Dr. Sandra L. MacDonald may suggest meeting with our team for oral appliance therapy in Plymouth, Massachusetts. This is an easier and more convenient way to address the issue and help you get the rest you need. To meet with our dentist and find the sleep apnea treatment that is right for you, call 508-830-3339 for your appointment.
What is oral appliance therapy?
Oral appliance therapy is often recommended for mild to moderate sleep apnea or snoring disorders. Sleep apnea and snoring occur when the airway is obstructed. In the case of someone with sleep apnea, breathing may stop entirely for a few moments. Airway obstructions are typically caused by the soft tissues of the throat “collapsing” or the tongue rolling back to block the throat and airway. Oral appliance therapy works to help keep the airways open so that you can breathe normally while asleep.
Get the rest you need and enjoy better overall health
Your oral appliance is a special, custom-made mouth guard. It is designed to fit your mouth perfectly and works by advancing the lower jaw slightly forward into a comfortable position. This forward movement tightens the soft tissues and muscles of the upper airway, preventing them from vibrating and from becoming an obstruction to your airway while you sleep. Oral appliances also help the tissues at the back of your throat relax and stop your tongue from rolling back. This gives you a safe and soundless sleep so that you can get the rest you need and enjoy better overall health.