We have good news for people in Weston and the surrounding area who have been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). A new and highly effective oral appliance, SomnoDent MAS, is now available at our Weston dental practice. Dr. Pyle is a qualified SomnoDent MAS preferred dentist and works closely with a patient’s physician to craft a therapy that can end the sleepless nights, significantly increase personal energy and minimize the health risks associated with sleep apnea
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Can Rob You of More Than Just a Good Night’s Sleep
People with sleep apnea (and most sufferers go undiagnosed) are at risk for serious, even deadly health problems including:
- Heart attack
Of course the most common complaint is the lack of quality sleep; waking up more tired than when you went to sleep, quick loss of energy throughout the day and even depression. In short, sleep apnea can rob you of your quality of life.
There are four therapies used to correct OSA; surgery, CPAC therapy, weight loss and oral appliances. CPAC therapy has been the most commonly prescribed but it is problematic. The CPAC system pumps air through the patient’s nose with sufficient pressure to keep the airway open. The system consists of a mask they fits over the nose connected to an electric pump by a hose.
It’s an effective therapy but many patients find this arrangement uncomfortable and most will give up using it within a year.
SomnoDent MAS – Effective, Easy to Use and Patient Approved
SomnoDent is an oral appliance designed to treat sleep apnea in a manner that does not interfere with a patient’s normal sleep habits. Dr. Pyle custom fits this comfortable two piece acrylic appliance to fit your teeth and mouth perfectly. It’s effective, discreet and most importantly, allows the patient to sleep on their side, their back or even cuddle up with their partner without getting wrapped up in a hose or wearing a mask.
SomnoDent is a two piece appliance meaning you can speak normally with the device in, sip water and generally do all the things you would normally do if you were not wearing an appliance. Clinical tests show that the appliance works for 90% of the patients that use it and those patients continue to use the device long term thanks to its minimal impact on normal sleep habits.
If you believe you have sleep apnea we can perform a straight forward test in our office and refer you to a physician at a sleep center for full diagnosis. If you are tired of being tired, call us and arrange an appointment with Dr. Pyle today.