Beachwood Smiles

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Snoring and Sleep Apnea

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We want you to feel confident when you arrive at Beachwood Smiles. Having questions is natural when you are joining a new dental practice. After all, your smile is an important part of who you are.

Many of our most common questions are listed here. You can also find valuable information on our financial information page and our contact page.

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Snoring and Sleep Apnea

sleep apnea | stop snoring | beachwood ohOSA (obstructive sleep apnea) interrupts nighttime breathing and causes systemic health consequences, including high blood pressure, obesity, and even early death. While CPAP therapy is considered the gold standard of OSA treatment, may patients find wearing a facemask during sleep uncomfortable.

The diagnosis of sleep apnea requires an at-home or clinical sleep study and an evaluation by an accredited sleep doctor. For patients who have received a diagnosis of OSA and have difficulty adjusting to CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) use, oral appliance therapy offers a less invasive and effective alternative.

If you have already completed a sleep study and received a diagnosis, we can submit your oral appliance to your medical insurance.

A full evaluation for snoring and OSA in our Beachwood dental office will determine which oral appliance will provide you with improved sleep and reduced snoring.

Mandibular Jaw Repositioning Devices

Oral appliances gently reposition the lower jaw forward, opening the airway at the back of the throat. Even in the absence of an OSA diagnosis, oral appliances quiet loud snoring, helping you and your partner enjoy improved restorative sleep.

We offer a variety of oral appliances for snoring and sleep apnea and will present the option that will work best for you at your appointment.

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