Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a condition which is more and more common in this day and age. Traditionally treated with a CPAP machine, OSA is more often being treated in the dental office through oral appliance therapy. We offer the MicrO2 appliance, which is designed to treat patients with OSA. A very small micro TENS procedure is performed in order to achieve a physiologic bite registration, and two impressions are obtained and sent to the lab. Upon return, the patient will be delivered an oral appliance which helps treat OSA, and can also greatly aid in the prevention of snoring.
If you experience difficulties with OSA, or you have difficulty with snoring while you sleep, ask about the MicrO2 appliance next time you are in to see us!