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Oral Appliance Therapy: Are there any long-term issues?

Koos-Admin  -  Dec 19, 2013  -  Comments Off on Oral Appliance Therapy: Are there any long-term issues?
Many patients who suffer from sleep apnea try to find a sleep apnea cure that will eliminate their symptoms and improve their well-being. One possible sleep apnea cure is an oral appliance that holds the patient’s tongue or jaw in a position that prevents the airway obstruction that causes the

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Will sleep apnea treatment make my jaw feel sore?

Koos-Admin  -  Dec 05, 2013  -  Comments Off on Will sleep apnea treatment make my jaw feel sore?
Oral appliance therapy is a particularly popular sleep apnea treatment. Sleep apnea occurs when the soft tissues at the back of the throat go slack during sleep and cover up the airway opening. With oral appliance therapy, patients wear a custom-fitted oral appliance that re-positions the jaw or tongue so

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Will dental insurance cover my sleep apnea appliance?

Koos-Admin  -  Nov 20, 2013  -  Comments Off on Will dental insurance cover my sleep apnea appliance?
Severe snoring may indicate sleep apnea, a serious health condition that may warrant treatment by an oral surgeon in order for the patient to get relief from symptoms like morning headaches and daytime drowsiness. This condition, in which the soft tissues at the back of the throat can collapse and

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Are there any side effects of oral appliance therapy?

Koos-Admin  -  Nov 06, 2013  -  Comments Off on Are there any side effects of oral appliance therapy?
Loud, disruptive snoring can be a symptom of sleep apnea, and it can interfere with a sleeping partner’s rest in addition to causing fatigue in the person with sleep apnea. To limit the effects of sleep apnea on their quality of life, many patients turn to a snoring mouth guard

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What Does Apnea-Hypopnea Index Measure?

Koos-Admin  -  Oct 21, 2013  -  Comments Off on What Does Apnea-Hypopnea Index Measure?
If you have shown signs or symptoms of sleep apnea, such as daytime drowsiness and morning headaches, or if a sleeping partner complains about your snoring, your next step will probably be to schedule a sleep study through a sleep clinic. This will help to confirm a sleep apnea diagnosis

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Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Koos-Admin  -  Oct 07, 2013  -  Comments Off on Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
If you feel sluggish upon waking, you may be engaging in habits that prevent you from getting a full night’s sleep. Sleep problems can be rooted in a number of issues. Many people have poor sleep hygiene that thwarts their ability to sleep. Here are a few tips to try

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How long will sleep apnea treatment take?

Koos-Admin  -  Sep 20, 2013  -  Comments Off on How long will sleep apnea treatment take?
Sleep apnea has a seriously detrimental effect on the quality of patients’ lives, so it’s understandable that those who suffer from the condition want to get relief as quickly as possible. The good news is that after a patient is established with a sleep apnea clinic and receiving treatment, the

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Will sleep apnea go away with weight loss?

Koos-Admin  -  Sep 06, 2013  -  Comments Off on Will sleep apnea go away with weight loss?
Obesity is a known risk factor for sleep apnea, so understandably many patients wonder if they’ll need to pursue a sleep apnea treatment at all if they just take off a few pounds. Could diet and exercise be all that is needed to kick sleep apnea to the curb? Indeed,

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Sleep Apnea Treatment: How do I know if my appliance is effective?

Koos-Admin  -  Aug 21, 2013  -  Comments Off on Sleep Apnea Treatment: How do I know if my appliance is effective?
Patients have a number of choices for sleep apnea treatment, including oral appliances, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) masks, and—in extreme cases that do not respond to more conservative measures—surgery. Many patients will want to have the initial approach to apnea treatment be the least obtrusive device, which is typically

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Sleep Apnea: Am I still a candidate for oral appliance therapy if I wear dentures?

Koos-Admin  -  Aug 07, 2013  -  Comments Off on Sleep Apnea: Am I still a candidate for oral appliance therapy if I wear dentures?
Oral appliance therapy offers a good alternative to patients with sleep apnea who cannot tolerate the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask. The oral appliances fit like a nightguard, with minimal disruption to sleep and comfort, whereas the CPAP mask can interfere with your sleep almost as much as the

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