Dental office in Chicago proudly offers treatments for obstructive sleep apnea
When patients are diagnosed with a condition such as obstructive sleep apnea, they are dealing with blocked airways at night when they sleep. This sleeping disorder can affect many aspects of a patient’s life. A physician who performs a sleep study and has decided that obstructive sleep apnea is the proper diagnosis will often encourage patients to consider the use of a CPAP machine. CPAP stands for constant positive airway pressure. This machine is worn at night while patients sleep and includes a mask that covers the nose and mouth. Unfortunately, it is cumbersome and uncomfortable, causing many patients to not comply with treatment.
Instead, patients in the Chicago area can now visit their local dental office for health. The team of Kaufman & Kaufman Smile Design Studio, LLC proudly offers an alternative to the CPAP machine. Instead, patients love using oral appliance therapy. Oral appliance therapy uses a specialized mouth guard that is custom-made for the patient to fit into their mouth. It aligns the jaw and holds down the tongue, keeping the airway open during the night. Patients love their oral appliance option because it is easy to travel with, doesn’t get in the way during sleeping, and is much more comfortable. Patients also don’t have to deal with the noise of the machine in use during the night. With oral appliance therapy, compliance with treatment is much higher and patients are able to improve their overall quality of life without the need for a CPAP machine.
At Kaufman & Kaufman Smile Design Studio, LLC, Drs. Richard Kaufman, Louis Kaufman, and Lisa Minkowski can assure patients they have access to some of the latest technologies and techniques for improved oral health and wellness. When obstructive sleep apnea has become a concern, patients are encouraged to work with a dentist who can provide a CPAP alternative that is more comfortable and easier to use. Contact our dental office in Chicago, IL by calling (773) 643-6006 or by visiting us personally at 1525 E. 53rd Street, Suite 734.