Sleep Apnea Appliances
An excessive amount of snoring may simply be a hassle, disturbing sleep for both the patient and his/her partner, however, what many people don’t know is that snoring may suggest a condition known as sleep apnea is occurring. Sleep apnea is the obstruction of the respiration flow between the voice box and the nose which has the ability to decrease oxygen in the blood to alarmingly low levels.
Therapies for substantial snoring and sleep apnea are available from Dr. Sepe. We offer custom made dental appliances that are used to decrease or prevent the disturbing nighttime noises and health risks associated with these sleep disorders. For many of our patients with snoring conditions, the devices we offer help the lower jaw and tongue move forward, opening the breathing path and hindering snoring. These devices may also serve to replace the CPAP device which cannot be tolerated by all patients diagnosed with sleep apnea by their sleep study doctor.