Sleep apnea can be very serious. It is a condition in which a person stops and starts breathing intermittently while sleeping. At Grosso Family Dentistry we practice an area of specialization called Dental Sleep Medicine. Some sleep apnea patients may try a CPAP machine. CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. Sometimes a patient isn’t able to use a CPAP machine or they prefer an alternative. This is where Dental Sleep Medicine comes in. If you have obstructive sleep apnea, you may snore a lot, or feel tired after a night’s sleep.
Drs. Grosso and Grosso may decide to treat your sleep apnea with an oral appliance. An oral appliance is worn only while the patient is sleeping. It allows the patient to maintain an open airway. The Grossos are certified to practice Dental Sleep Medicine, and we have seen extraordinary results in our patients over the years. The doctors may consult with your physician or a sleep specialist to come up with the best treatment plan.
Along with the oral appliance, the doctors may recommend a morning repositioner, which will help to realign the bite. An oral appliance is also easier to transport than a CPAP machine. Grosso Family Dentistry takes sleep apnea very seriously, and we want to make sure we create the proper treatment plan for the patient.