Snore Guards SLEEP APNEA and CPAP
Sleep Apnea can only be diagnosed by an M.D. in a sleep study lab.
However, snoring is a sign of possible sleep apnea. A snore guard can be
made by a dentist without having to see a medical specialist.
Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and sleep-wake disturbances (SWD) may increase the risk for a first or secondary stroke and decrease stroke recovery, a large literature review shows.
A meta-analysis of 29 studies and 2343 patients with an ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke or transient ischemic attack showed that more than 72% had an SDB condition, as defined by an apnea-hypopnea index of more than 5 episodes per hour.
People with sleep apnea are 2-3 times more likely to have a car crash than a non-apneic individual, and 5 times more likely to be involved in a serious car crash. There is a very high prevalence of OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) patients in a general dental practice, approaching 34%. Your heart and
blood pressure is affected if you suffer from sleep apnea. Many do not realize that they suffer from this!
About thirty million Americans have sleep apnea, with about 50% of the population undiagnosed.
Any patient that uses a CPAP machine should think about getting and oral appliance to wear in cases where a CPAP can't be used.
What are you going to do if there is a power outage for extended time? What do you do on vacation or camping trips etc?
We have great success with these affordable appliances!
These appliances provide valuable treatment for people who suffer from snoring problems caused by positional changes in the tongue and jaw during sleep which can lead to sleep apnea. There are also other causes of sleep apnea which can lead to serious medical problems. Professional evaluation is needed to determine if you may benefit from a simple, comfortable device or require a more comprehensive evaluation by a sleep apnea specialist. If you or your spouse suffer from this or need a consultation for evaluation, please call our office and make an appointment as soon as possible.
Our snore guards are cost effective and efficient. There are several different types that we use.