Sleep Apnea Treatments in Rutherford
Sleep apnea is a serious, sometimes fatal medical disorder that affects around 10% of American men over the age of 40, and 6% of American women of the same age. Sleep apnea sufferers completely stop breathing during sleep, sometimes hundreds of times in a single night. Normal breathing ceases because the airway becomes obstructed, causing a serious reduction of airflow to the lungs.
There are a number of dental devices that can be used to alleviate this condition. The goal of most of these devices is to separate the jaws and push them forward slightly. This slight repositioning opens up the airway, and allows oxygen to flow freely again. Wearers of sleep apnea dental devices report that they stop loud snoring, feel more rested in the daytime, and are much more comfortable going to sleep. Sleep apnea appliances work best on patients who are not significantly overweight. They offer a viable alternative to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP).
Sleep Apnea Appliances
ProSomnus MicrO2 Sleep and Snore Device
ProSomnus [IA] Sleep and Snore Device
The ProSomnus sleep devices are patient specific to maximize tongue space and the ability to open and close during wear.
They are intended to reduce night time snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). They accomplish this by holding the lower jaw forward during sleep which prevents the tongue and throat tissues from collapsing into the airway.
If you have questions or concerns about sleep apnea appliances, please contact Frost Dental Group.