What are some obstructive sleep apnea solutions available to me?
If you have recently been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, by your primary care physician, you may have been advised to use a device called a CPAP machine. A CPAP machine is an air pressure device worn over the nose and mouth during sleep to help keep the airways open. However, using a CPAP machine can be cumbersome and uncomfortable for many people, leaving them to avoid wearing the device and treating their obstructive sleep apnea and its troublesome symptoms.
Fortunately, there are other options available for you to consider. One of these options is to seek out a dentist who provides sleep dentistry services. Dr. Jon Edmondson of Windsor Mill, Maryland, provides treatment for loud snoring associated with obstructive sleep apnea and can evaluate you to determine if you could benefit from oral appliance therapy. This is the use of a custom-fitted device, similar to a mouthguard, that is worn in the mouth while sleeping. It works by gently repositioning the tongue and lower jaw slightly forward, which helps keep the airway open and prevents obstructive sleep apnea episodes.
Why should I choose oral appliance therapy to treat obstructive sleep apnea?
This type of appliance can be more convenient than a CPAP machine and has been proven to be effective in treating obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Edmondson is experienced in the use of oral appliance therapy and can provide you with a custom-tailored device that is both comfortable and effective. Managing this condition can alleviate many symptoms that can become problematic for patients, including daytime fatigue, chronic headaches, and migraines.
Reach out to a provider that offers sleep dentistry to address loud snoring and OSA
If you have a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea, contact Dr. Jon Edmondson at his office in