If you have mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea but are unable or unwilling to tolerate a traditional CPAP machine, we may be able to help you. Sleep apnea can be a serious condition if it is left untreated and can leave you feeling exhausted throughout your day. We are proud to offer SomnoDent to our patients who are suffering from this condition.
SomnoDent is an oral appliance that is custom-fitted to your smile and can be an effective treatment alternative to corrective surgery or CPAP therapy. It can move your lower jaw forward while you sleep to help relax the tissues in the back of your throat, which may prevent your tongue from collapsing and blocking your airway.
While wearing this device, you may find that it isn’t as restrictive as you might have expected. You can still open and close your mouth fully, drink, talk, yawn and even take oral medications. SomnoDent can be made from premium materials and some models may have an inner cast framework that may help make them some of the strongest appliances available at this time, and they can have a 1 to 3 year warranty against manufacturing defects.
If you are interested about learning more about how SomnoDent could treat sleep apnea in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Joseph N. Falco by calling us at 270-632-6404. We want to help protect your oral health and smile at Pennyrile Family Dentistry.