Poway and Rancho Bernardo, CA
If you or a loved one suffers from sleep apnea, you know how important it is to find the right treatment for this chronic disorder. Without effective, ongoing treatment, sleep apnea can lead to a host of serious problems, including sleep deprivation, difficulties with weight management and an increased risk of cardiovascular issues.
Here at Smiles by Dr. Cook in Poway, CA, our team has the skills and experience needed to provide you with CPAP alternative oral appliances that deliver relief from your troublesome sleep apnea symptoms.
Why We Offer CPAP Alternative Treatments
For many years, the traditional treatment for sleep apnea has been a continuous positive airway pressure machine, or CPAP machine. This device delivers effective relief from the symptoms of sleep apnea by mechanically forcing a steady stream of air into the users’ airway, however, there are numerous drawbacks to all CPAP units including:
- Constant noise (often referred to as ‘Darth Vadar’ sounds)
- Dry, irritated skin around the mouth and nose
- Disturbed sleep for both the wearer and their partner
- Disruption of spontaneous intimacy
- Risk of bacterial and/or fungal infections from contaminated equipment
- Reliance of a steady supply of power (does not work during power outages)
- Cumbersome to travel with
These drawbacks often lead to poor CPAP therapy compliance among sleep apnea patients, leaving them vulnerable to the potentially dangerous effects of this common disorder.
Dr. Nicol Cook offers sleep apnea and snoring patients in Poway and the surrounding areas convenient and comfortable CPAP alternatives that deliver effective relief from the symptoms of sleep apnea, without the drawbacks of traditional CPAP machines.
Custom-Fit Oral Appliances
Here at Smiles by Dr. Cook, we offer numerous personalized CPAP alternative oral appliances that help reduce the troublesome symptoms of sleep apnea by supporting the lower jaw to remain in a forward, open position while the patient is sleeping.