Disorders We Treat

ORAL APPLIANCE THERAPY FOR OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA


Why should I be concerned about snoring and sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is the most common sleep disorder, affecting nearly 1 out of every 8 individuals. Snoring is the sound of partially obstructed breathing during sleep. While snoring can be harmless, it can also be the sign of a more serious medical condition known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA occurs when the tongue and soft tissues fall back into the throat during sleep, completely blocking the airway. Obstructive sleep apnea has been associated with cardiovascular problems as well as daytime sleepiness.

What are my treatment options?

Once you have been correctly diagnosed, snoring and obstructive sleep apnea can be treated with a medical device known as a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure), with oral appliances, through surgical options, or by a combination of these approaches.

What is Oral Appliance Therapy?

Oral appliance therapy involves the selection, design, fitting and use of a specially designed oral appliance that, when worn during sleep, maintains an opened and unobstructed airway in the throat. Oral appliances that treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea are worn in the mouth, similar to orthodontic retainers or sports mouth-guards. Oral appliances work by:

• Repositioning the lower jaw, tongue, soft palate and uvula

• Stabilizing the lower jaw and tongue

• Increasing the muscle tone of the tongue

How can I learn more?

That’s the easy part! Visit the AADSM official website, www.aadsm.org, to read more, or Minnesota Head & Neck Pain Clinic at one of our convenient locations: St. Paul (651) 332-7474, Plymouth (763) 577-2484, Burnsville (952) 892-6222 or St.Cloud at (651) 332-7474 to schedule a consultation.


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The mission of the Minnesota Head & Neck Pain Clinic is to provide high-quality, effective patient care for head and neck disorders through a multispecialty, interdisciplinary approach designed to reduce pain and improve function for all our patients.

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St. Paul: (651) 332-7474
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St. Cloud: (763) 577-2484
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