Sleep Apnea Mouthpiece Torrance
A sleep apnea mouthpiece is a popular treatment for sleep apnea. It may also be called a sleep apnea oral appliance or a jaw advancing device. They are made to fit the specific contours of your mouth for maximum comfort and effectiveness, and they are easy to wear when you sleep. Dr. Kim, our Torrance sleep apnea mouthpiece provider, can help you decide if a sleep apnea mouthpiece is right for you.
A serious sleep disorder, sleep apnea affects millions of Americans, and many of them are unaware that they are affected. Dr. Kim, our expert in sleep apnea mouthpiece in Torrance, may recommend further testing if you have symptoms of sleep apnea, which include loud and chronic snoring, waking frequently at night, waking with a dry mouth or a sore throat and feeling sleepy or tired during the day.
Torrance Sleep Apnea Mouthpiece
The device is made of a special material that is strong and sturdy. It moves the jaw forward, which enlarges the upper airway. This improves airflow during sleep and reduces the risk, frequency and severity of apnea episodes. By moving the jaw forward, the soft tissues around the airway are stabilized and less likely to collapse. A mouthpiece can be used in conjunction with lifestyle changes and is considered effective for patients with mild to moderate apnea or for patients who cannot tolerate other treatments. Dr. Kim, our Torrance sleep apnea mouthpiece provider, will begin by fitting you for your new mouthpiece. An impression will be made and used to form a model of your teeth, and this will be used as a template for your appliance.
If you have mild to moderate sleep apnea, you may be a candidate for a mouthpiece. Dr. Kim, our expert in sleep apnea mouthpiece in Torrance, will help you decide if the mouthpiece is right for you and create a treatment plan that can help address other risk factors.
Call us today to learn more or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kim, our sleep apnea dentist in Torrance.