What are Nonsurgical Treatments for Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Patients with severe cases of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may benefit from surgery, however sleep apnea can often be effectively treated with less invasive means.


The Pittsburgh dentists at Dentonics have extensive success helping patients restore healthy, restful sleep with nonsurgical sleep apnea treatments. The best option for you will depend on a number of individual factors.


Many patients with sleep apnea benefit from the use of oral appliances. These devices are custom-made to fit your unique bite and are similar to sports mouthguards.


Oral appliances are designed for your specific needs. Some are intended to keep your bite in proper alignment as you sleep in order to promote an open airway; others are crafted to prevent your tongue from collapsing to the back of your mouth and blocking your air passage as you sleep.


Some patients may need more intensive treatment, such as the use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device or the periodic use of CPAP in conjunction with an oral appliance. CPAP entails the use of a mask that is attached to a device that circulates air as you sleep.


If you or a loved one suffers from loud, chronic snoring or other symptoms of sleep apnea, the Pittsburgh dentists at Dentonics can help you determine the source and find the right treatment for you.


If you would like to learn more about sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment, please contact Dentonics to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Joe Quartuccio or Dr. Charles Frye. Our dentists welcome patients from Allison Park and the greater Pittsburgh area.

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