The CPAP Alternative: Solutions for Sleep Apnea
In the U.S. alone, more than 18 million adults suffer from sleep apnea. Even though CPAP is most commonly used to treat sleep apnea, many find it too cumbersome and uncomfortable to use. Luckily, oral appliances have become a popular alternative in recent years. Oral appliances are custom fitted over the teeth and position the jaw forward, opening the airway. Some advantages of oral appliances over CPAP include:
- Ease of wear and care
- Treats snoring
Join us as Dr. Lovell explains how effective and convenient oral appliance therapy can be for the treatment of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, as well as severe sleep apnea in those who cannot tolerate CPAP.
Dr. Brigitte Lovell is a dentist who specializes in headache, orofacial pain management and dental sleep medicine. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. She completed her residency training at the UCLA School of Dentistry in Orofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Medicine, and was a neurology headache fellow at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Dr. Lovell is a member of the American Headache Society and an active member of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff.
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