Do you or someone you know rely on a C-PAP to get a good night’s sleep? C-PAP machines are the gold standard for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and have helped countless patients get the oxygen and rest they need at night. What you might not realize is, there are other options available for people who cannot or will not wear a C-PAP machine. Oral appliances (also called Mandibular Advancement Devices) can be made to treat mild or moderate sleep apnea effectively.
Both treatments work by opening the airway. C-PAP works by forcing air down the airway in order be sure the patient is breathing appropriately. Oral appliances work by positioning the lower jaw forward, thus pulling the tongue forward, and this also opens the airway.
Dr. Nutting will be happy to consult with your sleep physician if you so desire. In many cases the sleep physician will write a prescription for Dr. Nutting, increasing the chances your medical insurance may cover the sleep appliance. Contact our office today for more information.