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How can a dentist treat sleep apnea?

Your dentist in Hillsboro has experience treating sleep apnea. And we may be able to help you!

Often, patients are prescribed a CPAP machine after diagnosis; however, as many as half of all patients cannot tolerate CPAP therapy.

CPAP is a machine with a mask that delivers continuous air throughout the night.

Fortunately, in some cases, sleep apnea can be treated using an oral appliance that you wear in your mouth while you sleep.

The appliance holds your lower jaw slightly forward, preventing it from falling back and blocking your airway. The appliance is created specifically for you from impressions of your teeth to fit your mouth perfectly. 

Your Forest Grove dentist can evaluate your level of sleep apnea to determine whether appliance therapy is right for you.

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Left untreated, sleep apnea can have serious consequences and has been linked to high blood pressure and even stroke.

If you snore or have sleep apnea (or suspect you might) and can't tolerate therapy using CPAP, give us a call today to arrange a sleep appliance evaluation.

We have dental offices in Foxboro, Forest Grove, and Aloha. And we are happy to see patients from all locations.

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