Freedom from CPAP: Sleep Apnea Hurts, the Cure Doesn’t Have To

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Breathing pauses called apneas (literally, "without breath"), can last from 10 to 40 seconds and may occur up to 30 times an hour.

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More than 12 million Americans have sleep apnea, according to the National Institute of Health.

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It is estimated that more than 90% of people suffering from sleep apnea remain undiagnosed and untreated.


Narval CC Oral Appliance

Narval CC Oral Appliance

ORAL APPLIANCE THERAPY

Dental appliances or oral appliances may help relieve the closed air passageways that trigger sleep apnea. A device worn in the mouth controls the position of the tongue and lower jaw, keeping the throat more open during sleep. There are a number of custom-fitted dental appliances that can be made by a dentist trained in sleep apnea that can be worn by a patient who is diagnosed with the disease. An individual should consult with his or her dentist to make adjustments to the device in cases of discomfort, to maintain effectiveness through correct positioning, or if any bite changes occur.  Read more >

Oral Appliance therapy covered by your medical insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
 
 
Oral appliance therapy is a covered benefit with most major medical plans. This custom device fits in the mouth during sleep to help you breathe and reduce or in many cases eliminate your snoring.

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About Dr. Patel
Dr. Patel received his dental degree from the University of Tennessee in 1994 and then completed a one year residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD). He also earned a Masters in Science from Tufts University in 2011 and accepted a position as an Adjunct Clinical Instructor at the Craniofacial Pain Center. Read more