A 49-year-old male asked:
Hello and thanks. i have been diagnosed with severe sleep apnea...i stop breathing 47 times a night. is there any other cure other than a cpap machine?
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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Treat causes:: With osa, weight loss, exercise, and certain surgical procedures can often times be quite effective (uppp, somnoplasty, septoplasty) reducing the severity of your sleep apnea. In mild to moderate cases, a custom oral appliance can be fabricated for you in lieu of cpap. You have indicated though that you have been diagnosed with severe sleep apnea, so CPAP is definitely the gold standard.
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Yes: There are multiple surgeries and dental intraoral appliances. You need to arrange an overnight sleep study to ascertain where you physical problem is and then the md can treat that particular area.
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Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Oral Appliance : An alternative to CPAP is an oral appliance for those that can't or won't wear the cpap. Not all dentists are trained in this, so seek a dentist with experience.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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