If you suffer from snoring, sleep apnea or another sleep breathing disorder, Dr. Morgan Hashemi may recommend oral appliance therapy to help you breathe easily and get the rest you need. Your oral appliance is custom-made to provide the best results so that you can improve your health and quality of life. Call our concierge today at 805-449-9952 to learn more about sleep apnea and snoring treatment in Thousand Oaks, California, and schedule a consultation with our experienced dentist at Los Robles General & Cosmetic Dental.
Oral appliance therapy focuses on keeping the soft tissues of the neck and throat from collapsing while you are asleep. Sleep apnea and snoring happen when the airway is obstructed, and soft tissue collapse is a big culprit of this problem. The tongue can also roll back and block the airway, causing the same issues.
Your oral appliance is fitted to your mouth and helps keep the airway free from obstruction. It gently pulls the lower jaw slightly forward, tightening the muscles of the upper airway and preventing them from vibrating (causing snoring) or blocking your airway while you sleep (causing sleep apnea). The appliance takes some of the stress off of the soft tissues of your throat, allowing them to relax and keeping your tongue from rolling back.
If you would like to get the rest you need, contact our office today. Our team will be happy to answer any other questions you have about oral appliance therapy.