Sleep Apnea Therapy for Worthington
If you’ve recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea, the cessation of breathing for ten or more seconds at a time during sleep, your doctor has likely recommended continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. These systems force air through the nose and/or mouth to keep the airway clear during sleep allowing patients to take deep breaths and rest soundly. However, many patients find themselves unable to adapt to the sounds or sensations of the CPAP system. Dr. LJ Adam — who has struggled with sleep apnea himself — and his dental team offer a silent, comfortable alternative: oral appliance therapy. These custom-crafted guards shift the jaw forward placing pressure on the throat muscles and allowing patients to breathe deeply during sleep. For patients who can’t adjust to CPAP therapy, those who travel frequently, or those whose apnea is not adequately addressed by CPAP alone, a custom oral appliance may offer added relief from sleep apnea therapy and its effects. Call our team to find out more or schedule your sleep apnea consultation today.