Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is a common method for modern sleep apnea therapy. However, many patients can develop an intolerance to CPAP that hinders the effectiveness of their treatment. Here at Dental Sleep Medicine Hawaii, our dentist can provide you with custom made oral appliances that work to improve your sleep disordered breathing.
CPAP therapy can benefit patients with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea. It is widely known for its ability to treat symptoms of sleep apnea such as daytime drowsiness. While this type of treatment was once highly reputable, a great number of patients have an intolerance to CPAP therapy, therefore decreasing its reputation as an effective option for treatment. Because of its restrictive nature, CPAP therapy is often difficult for patients to use, since it involves a significantly more complicated application process than other treatments.
For patients who cannot tolerate CPAP therapy, our dentist can provide oral appliance therapy (OAT) that is especially designed to help those who are diagnosed with sleep apnea. These appliances can be custom fit to rest comfortably in your mouth and significantly improve symptoms of your sleeping disorder.
For more information on CPAP intolerance in Honolulu, Hawaii, contact our office today at 808-946-6326 and ask to meet Dr. Dennis Nagata!