Oral Dental Appliance Therapy for Snoring, Sleep Apnea and CPAP Discomfort
While snoring can simply be a sign that the airway is partially blocked, loud and frequent snoring can indicate the presence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). It occurs when the tongue and soft palate collapse onto the back of the throat, blocking the upper airway.
Dr. Kessler and Dr. Hemmer are specialists in the field of oral appliance therapy for the treatment of snoring, sleep apnea and CPAP discomfort. We work closely with a team of sleep physicians and sleep disorder centers to first test, assess and diagnose your snoring or sleep condition. When Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) is recommended by your sleep physician to treat your condition, or if you are unable to tolerate a CPAP, Dr. Kessler and and our Dental Sleep Specialists proscribe and fit an oral appliance- similar to a retainer or mouthguard- which opens your airway by positioning the lower jaw slightly forward of its usual rest position, enabling an open airway while you sleep. Contact our office and take the first step toward getting a restful night’s sleep and improving your health.