Sleep Apnea Solutions
Obstructive sleep apnea can be detrimental to your health and put you at higher risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and other serious conditions. With treatment, you can restore your breathing, limit snoring and get uninterrupted sleep for improved health and well-being. Our team at Buford Sleep offers non-invasive sleep apnea solutions, designed specifically to help you control your sleep disorder.
There are several different types of obstructive sleep apnea treatments. CPAP, APAP and EPAP machines are a common treatment for severe sleep apnea that change the air pressure to allow for better breathing. While effective, CPAP and other breathing machines are invasive, requiring a mask and connection to the machine during sleep. Surgical alteration or removal of soft tissue in the mouth or throat is another invasive option for severe cases of sleep apnea. At Buford Sleep, we offer sleep apnea solutions that are effective for most patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea.
Oral Appliance Therapy
Those with obstructive sleep apnea have excess tissue that can create a blockage of their airway during sleep. Our sleep apnea solutions at Buford Sleep include oral appliance therapy that can reposition the jaw to keep the airway open and unobstructed. Oral appliance therapy uses a dental mouthguard that is customized to fit the patient’s teeth and mouth. These are sophisticated devices that use 3D images of the patient’s teeth and jaw to design the mouthpiece.
There are different types of oral appliances that are used for treating sleep apnea. After a thorough examination, one of our sleep apnea dentists can recommend an appliance that will work best for your mouth shape and level of obstruction. The oral device is created in a dental lab and designed to be comfortable. Our team will explain how to use and care for your oral appliance to get the best results.
If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and want to explore non-invasive treatment options, contact us at Buford Sleep. We offer oral appliance therapy and accept many types of insurance at our clinic in Buford.