Advanced Family Dentistry of Cape Cod

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  • Dr. William Scheier
  • 56 Eldredge Park Way, P.O. Box 2732
    Orleans, MA 02653
  • (508) 255-2511
treatment-options

Treatment Options

Snoring

Snoring is essentially noisy breathing during sleep.  It affects over 100 million people in the United States and can cause disrupted sleep for snorers as well as for their sleeping partners.  About half of people who snore loudy have Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

OSA is a potentially serious sleep disorder.  When you have this condition, your airway gets partially or completely blocked during sleep, causing you to stop breathing.  This can reduce the flow of oxygen to the brain and other vital organs.

The most common symptoms of OSA are:

  • loud snoring
  • restless sleep
  • periodic stoppage of breathing during sleep
  • significant daytime drowsiness
  • irritability or personality change
  • memory dysfunction or difficulty concentrating

Sleep Apnea is often undiagnosed and is estimated to affect one in eight people. Typically, OSA is treated with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), but many people are unable to tolerate this treatment (due to claustrophobia, strap discomfort, latex allergy, etc).

We have a solution!

We make small oral devices (similar to a mouthguard) that genty position the jaw forward, opening the airway during sleep. In many cases, these are as effective as CPAP.

Only clinically tested and FDA approved appliances are used.  

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