There are a number of treatments available for those who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. For mild cases of sleep apnea, your doctor may recommend lifestyle changes such as losing weight or quitting smoking. If these changes do not improve the symptoms of sleep apnea, or if you suffer from moderate to severe sleep apnea, other treatment is required. Sleep apnea treatment methods can include:
- Oral appliance therapy
- Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
- Adjustable airway pressure devices, such as bilevel positive airway pressure (BPAP)
- Expiratory positive airway pressure (EPAP)
- Combination Oral Sleep Device and CPAP
Your caring doctor, Dr. Pamela Powell, provides oral appliances to treat sleep apnea. Oral appliances work by keeping the airway open, allowing you to breathe through the night without interruption. By using extensive biomedical evaluations, Dr. Powell will ensure that your custom oral appliance fits your mouth comfortably, physiologically supports your jaw, and effectively treats your sleep apnea. We develop a unique comfort position that is effective in treating mild to moderate sleep apnea; our in-depth treatment is customized for your specific needs. We invite you to contact our Boise, Idaho office today to learn more about oral appliances and other sleep apnea treatment options. We are eager to improve your health!