The treatment for sleep apnea after proper diagnosis by a board certified sleep physician is usually CPAP. A CPAP machine provides positive air pressure to a patient with sleep apnea through a small mask or nose piece. For those patients with CPAP intolerance or a mild sleep apnea condition an oral appliance may be indicated. These appliances advance the lower jaw slightly forward keeping the airway open. Treating your sleep apnea with CPAP therapy or oral appliances is a great way to improve your health, decrease the risk of stroke and heart attack, and improve overall quality of life by eliminating excessive daytime sleepiness. For more information about Sleep Apnea, contact our Los Angeles Dentist, Dr. Henry Today for a Free Consultation
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