Sleep Apnea and Anti Snore Oral Appliance Therapy

Over 50 million people in North America suffer with Sleep Apnea. Over 40 million Americans remain undiagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (O.S.A). It is the interruption of breathing during sleep. It is primarily due to a mechanical obstruction of the airway. The relaxed tongue falls backward into the throat, on the collapsed trachea constricting the airway. O.S.A. is considered another “silent killer”.

Symptoms of O.S.A.

The individual feels unrested, sleepy, and is a snorer.

Treatment for O.S.A.

Continuous positive airway pressure (C.P.A.P) devices are used to treat O.S.A. patients by delivering positive airway. This enables patients to breathe more normally through their nose. Unfortunately, many patients do not tolerate CPAP devices. Alternative to the C.P.A.P. devices is Oral Appliance Therapy (O.A.T.). These appliances are mainly mandibular advancement devices. They are worn during sleep. These devices do keep the airway open while the patient is asleep.

Diagnosing and collecting data for patients with sleep disorders require testing for the disorder. Recently, there are more convenient, simpler diagnostic tests that are performed at the comfort of the patients own home. The two night’s home study test device is sent to the patient’s home. The device records the patients sleep cycles. Data is evaluated by a board certified sleep physician for diagnosis and report. This test is usually covered by most medical insurances (costs up to $200). Following this sleep test, diagnosis and report, Hilltop Dental can schedule the patient(s) to begin fabrication of the appropriate oral appliance.

Oral Appliance Therapy

There are over a dozen different oral appliances to treat snoring and or sleep apnea.

At Hilltop Dental, Dr. Apelian has thrived in selecting appliances that are:

  • Comfortable to wear & Biocompatible.
  • Minimally Bulky and small in size.
  • Durable and Cleansable.
  • Easy to adjust and easy to insert and remove.
  • Easy to adjust and easy to insert and remove.
  • FDA cleared.

Our Favorite current oral appliance to treat sleep apnea and snoring is Panthera ® appliance that meets all above specifications.

Sleep Apnea
and Anti Snore Oral Appliance Therapy

Over 50 million people in North America suffer with Sleep Apnea. Over 40 million Americans remain undiagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (O.S.A). It is the interruption of breathing during sleep. It is primarily due to a mechanical obstruction of the airway. The relaxed tongue falls backward into the throat, on the collapsed trachea constricting the airway. O.S.A. is considered another “silent killer”.

Symptoms of O.S.A.

The individual feels unrested, sleepy, and is a snorer.

Treatment for O.S.A.

Continuous positive airway pressure (C.P.A.P) devices are used to treat O.S.A. patients by delivering positive airway. This enables patients to breathe more normally through their nose. Unfortunately, many patients do not tolerate CPAP devices. Alternative to the C.P.A.P. devices is Oral Appliance Therapy (O.A.T.). These appliances are mainly mandibular advancement devices. They are worn during sleep. These devices do keep the airway open while the patient is asleep.

Diagnosing and collecting data for patients with sleep disorders require testing for the disorder. Recently, there are more convenient, simpler diagnostic tests that are performed at the comfort of the patients own home. The two night’s home study test device is sent to the patient’s home. The device records the patients sleep cycles. Data is evaluated by a board certified sleep physician for diagnosis and report. This test is usually covered by most medical insurances (costs up to $200). Following this sleep test, diagnosis and report, Hilltop Dental can schedule the patient(s) to begin fabrication of the appropriate oral appliance.

Oral Appliance Therapy

There are over a dozen different oral appliances to treat snoring and or sleep apnea.

At Hilltop Dental, Dr. Apelian has thrived in selecting appliances that are:

  • Comfortable to wear & Biocompatible.
  • Minimally Bulky and small in size.
  • Durable and Cleansable.
  • Easy to adjust and easy to insert and remove.
  • Easy to adjust and easy to insert and remove.
  • FDA cleared.

Our Favorite current oral appliance to treat sleep apnea and snoring is Panthera ® appliance that meets all above specifications.

HILLTOP DENTAL WELLNESS

HILLTOP DENTAL WELLNESS

30300 Agoura Road
Suite 230
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Phone: 818-865-8651   ♦   Fax: 818-865-8647