If you are looking for the gold standard of sleep apnea treatment, look no further. CPAP therapy has been shown to be effective in nearly all cases and can help improve your sleep for life.
CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. CPAP works by attaching a mask with a hose to your face while you sleep. This mask then provides a constant stream of air to keep the breathing passages open, allowing you to breathe normally and get the oxygen you need while asleep. CPAP is the gold standard for sleep apnea treatments with close to 100% efficiency when used. At Advanced Sleep & TMJ Center of New Jersey, Dr. Ally strongly encourages each of our patients to use this treatment, as it will provide the best results.
Benefits of CPAP include:
- Improved ability to breathe normally
- Reduced snoring
- Reduction in daytime sleepiness
- Lowered blood pressure
- Reduced risk of heart problems for those with heart disease
Unfortunately, many patients are unable to tolerate CPAP treatment. The CPAP machine is noisy and restricts movement due to the presence of the mask and hose. Patients who use CPAP also occasionally experience a dry throat and raw skin where the masks rubs. These factors often cause patients to discontinue use in spite of improvements in their health or before the machine is able to have a positive effect. We encourage you to stick with your treatment in order to receive the maximum benefits from your CPAP machine. However, a significant percentage of patients prescribed a CPAP do not actually use it. For those CPAP-intolerant patients, we are here to help by providing an oral appliance that may be used instead of a CPAP to treat your sleep apnea.
After you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, Dr. Ally will work with you, your referring physician and any necessary sleep physicians to find the treatment that works for you. For more information about oral appliance therapy and sleep apnea treatment in Little Silver and Red Bank, New Jersey, and to schedule a consultation with our sleep apnea dentist, please call Advanced Sleep & TMJ Center of New Jersey today at 877-652-7632.