CPAP Alternatives in Tulsa, OK
At one time, the best way to treat sleep apnea was with a CPAP machine, but this option isn’t always effective. CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure and uses a steady flow of air to help patients breathe during sleep. For some patients, though, it can cause congestion, sore throat, dry mouth, conjunctivitis, and more.
Thankfully, CPAP isn’t the only treatment option anymore. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine states that people with mild or moderate sleep apnea can be treated first with an oral appliance effectively and patients with severe apnea can be treated with an oral appliance if they are intolerant to CPAP therapy. With an oral appliance designed exclusively for your mouth, we can help you sleep through the night with a minimal amount of snoring or waking up. Imagine you and your partner sleeping through the night and feeling more rested and alert the next day.
Custom Oral Appliances
Once Dr. Nauman has worked with you to design a treatment plan, she’ll collect information about your mouth and use that information to design your appliance. When your finished appliance is ready, all that’s left for us to do is make sure it fits properly and meet with you for follow-up visits. We will never put an appliance in your mouth and tell you, “Well, I hope it works out for you.” Our commitment is to complete care from the consult to several years post-treatment. Therefore, we follow up with our patients by having sleep studies done with the appliance in place to determine maximum effectiveness to reduce apnea.
Call Glisten Dental & Sleep Apnea Care to learn more about sleep apnea and treatment, or to schedule your consultation. Our Tulsa office is happy to provide oral appliance therapy to patients from Bixby, Sand Springs, Jenks, Sapulpa, Owasso, Broken Arrow, Claremore, Okmulgee, and all surrounding communities.