Sleep is an important health issue. For those with snoring and/or sleep apnea, it can be a significant health risk. Patients with these sleep problems have a reduced life expectancy with severe apnea as much as someone who smokes a pack of cigarettes a day. The disruption to the sleep quality for significant others can also be so bad that people sleep in separate rooms. With Rubino Dentistry sleep medicine appliance therapy, we can help you get the sleep quality you need by treating the problem and not just the symptoms. We have oral appliances that are placed in the patient’s mouth and worn just like an appliance from an orthodontist or a performance mouth guard.
The devices are worn during your sleep and are very well accepted, especially in comparison to a CPAP machine. When worn during sleep, they will help prevent the collapse of the tongue and other soft tissues that are located in the back of the throat. This will keep the airways clear and able to allow an uninterrupted flow of air. When you can breathe properly during sleep, you sleep much better..
As of today, there are many, many kinds of sleep medicine devices that can be matched to your specific set of circumstances. The appliances are comfortable, easy to adjust, and take just a few nights to become part of your sleeping routine.
We would be happy to review your sleep issues and discuss what options are available to help you (and your partner) get the sleep you need and deserve.