Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep apnea also called “obstructive sleep apnea” or “OSA,” is a condition in which breathing intermittently stops during sleep. OSA is caused by a blockage of the airway, usually when the soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapses and closes during sleep. It’s known to cause a host of serious health issues, particularly concerning the heart with increased blood pressure, arrhythmia, heart attack, stroke and heart failure. Obesity, diabetes, and depression are also common health consequences.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea can exhibit the following symptoms:
OSA is a Very Serious Condition that Requires Treatment by an Expert Health Care Professional.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea often goes undiagnosed, and when diagnosed, is often ineffectively treated because the patient is unable to tolerate the traditional CPAP treatment and does not consistently use the machine. Fortunately, there are alternative treatments that when fitted by a dentist with advanced experience may be just as or even more effective than CPAP therapy. As an award winning expert in sleep apnea treatment, Dr. Abrams can effectively treat this potentially life-threatening condition. Learn more…
- CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure device)
- Lifestyle changes
- Oral Appliance Therapy
Find out if Oral Appliance Therapy could work for you
Dr. Abrams is an award-winning specialist in corrective dental intervention for OSA. Oral Appliance Therapy is a method using a small device carefully fitted in the mouth. This repositions the jaw and tongue, eliminating obstruction to breathing. For those who qualify for this procedure, it’s a wonderful alternative to wearing a CPAP, which is the most common form of sleep apnea treatment. Dr. Abrams will diagnose and treat you with the method most suitable for your condition.