Dental Sleep Apnea Center at Pioneer Greens Dentistry
4444 South 86th Street #101, Lincoln, NE 68526
(402) 730-9503

Treat Sleep Apnea with Oral Appliance Therapy in Lincoln, Nebraska

Oral Appliance Therapy Lincoln Man smiling in bedToday, many patients suffering from sleep apnea still believe that traditional CPAP treatment is the only solution available to them. This simply isn’t the case any longer,– in fact, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that a customized oral appliance from a trained dental professional should be the first line of defense for treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). If you’ve proven to be intolerant to CPAP treatment, please let Dr. Claire Haag and our Lincoln team know – we’d love to help you sleep through the night with the convenience and comfort of oral appliance therapy.

Is Oral Appliance Therapy Right For Me?

Oral appliance therapy is a strong alternative to CPAP if the patient fits any of the following guidelines:

A Worthwhile Alternative to CPAP

Oral appliance therapy relies on the same initial step as CPR – the airway has to be cleared by moving the jaw in a more forward position. Your custom-made oral appliance from Dr. Claire will accomplish this, helping to prevent sleep apnea episodes throughout the night as patients rest easy. Your device will be comfortable, as well as convenient to remove, clean, and travel with. Patients who’ve struggled with CPAP treatment in the fast typically find that oral appliance therapy is a much-improved alternative! 

Potential Side-Effects from Oral Appliance Therapy

While oral appliance therapy is usually less uncomfortable and easier to adjust to than CPAP treatment, patients may still experience some minor issues in the beginning of their treatment. These should end within a week or two of diligent use, and they include:

The AADSM and the AASM’S Guidelines

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) are both organizations that have defined the standards of sleep apnea care, from prevention to diagnostic intervention to treatment. As one of only two dentists in all of Nebraska who is a Diplomate of the AADSM, Dr. Claire strives to exceed patient expectations by utilizing these organizations’ guidance, and continuing education opportunities whenever possible.

According to the AASM and the AADSM, patients are strongly recommended to seek out oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea treatment under the following guidelines:

At the Dental Sleep Apnea Center at Pioneer Greens Dentistry, Dr. Claire and the rest of our team take pride in being able to provide patients with real, lasting relief from their sleep apnea symptoms through oral appliance therapy and combined therapy. Are you interested in learning more? Are you ready to schedule a complimentary consultation? Better sleep awaits – contact our Lincoln, NE office today! We enjoy seeing patients from Denton, NE and surrounding areas.

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