Millions of people suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that causes the airway to become blocked during sleep. This can lead to many health problems, including daytime fatigue, high blood pressure, and heart disease. In many cases, treatment with a CPAP machine is recommended. However, oral appliance therapy is often a more desirable solution for those who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. At Hunt Valley Dental, our dentist and his team are here to help patients of the Hunt Valley, Maryland area with this condition and find a reliable and easy-to-use alternative to the dreaded CPAP machine and mask.
Obstructive sleep apnea solutions such as oral appliance therapy are highly desirable. Instead of wearing a cumbersome CPAP device, patients wear a mouthguard-like device in the mouth. This is more comfortable for many patients and is less intrusive than the alternative treatment solutions. Many patients don’t even realize that their dentist can help them with their sleep-disordered breathing concerns!
Dr. Thomas Rhodes and his team are located at 11321-A York Road in Hunt Valley, MD, and work regularly with patients interested in learning more about treatment alternatives to the CPAP machine. Call (410) 705-2111 today to request a visit.