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Can I use an oral appliance instead of a CPAP machine to treat obstructive sleep apnea?

Oral Appliance For Sleep Apnea in Berkeley CA Area

Achieving a beautiful, healthy smile is easy under the care and attention of an experienced dental team. However, what about conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea? This particular sleeping disorder can be incredibly problematic for our patients, especially when they find their primary care physician recommending the use of a clunky CPAP machine.

Fortunately, Drs. Praj Kamat and Ruhi Sangha of Transcendentist in Berkeley, California, are here to help with an alternative treatment. We at Transcendentist recommend the use of oral appliances for sleep apnea if a patient is non-compliant with a CPAP machine. Oral appliances cannot be used as a gold standard for sleep apnea but can, however, be used in conjunction with the CPAP machine.

What is an oral appliance, and how can it help with obstructive sleep apnea?

An oral appliance is a custom-made device worn in the mouth during sleep. It works by positioning the jaw and tongue to keep the natural airway open, preventing obstructive sleep apnea episodes. These appliances are made from durable materials and are designed to fit comfortably into your mouth.

Why should I consider the use of an oral appliance for treating obstructive sleep apnea?

Using an oral appliance for treating obstructive sleep apnea has several benefits, including:

  • Comfort. Unlike a CPAP machine, oral appliances do not involve any bulky equipment or tubes that can be uncomfortable and disruptive to sleep.
  • Convenience. Oral appliances are very small and portable, making them easy to travel with and use wherever you go.
  • Safety. Oral appliances have been found to be both safe and effective for the treatment of OSA or obstructive sleep apnea, with minimal side effects.
  • Ease of use. Wearing an oral appliance is simple and does not require any special procedures or equipment for maintenance.
  • Cost-effective. Compared to other treatments for obstructive sleep apnea, such as surgery, the cost of using an oral appliance is significantly lower.
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If you are a Berkeley, California resident and want to speak with a team of professionals who can help you with your unique oral health and wellness, we welcome you to book an appointment with Drs. Praj Kamat and Ruhi Sangha to learn more about your options!

Call (510) 800-7660 to request a new visit at 3030 Ashby Avenue, Suite #101.

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Dr. Praj Kamat
Dr. Praj Kamat
Dr. Ruhi Sangha
Dr. Ruhi Sangha

Meet The Transcendentist Dentists

Dr. Praj Kamat considers it a privilege to be able to combine dentistry with being environmentally responsible. She was trained at the prestigious Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco and uses her skills and experience to provide top-quality dentistry to the communities in Berkeley, CA.

Dr. Ruhi Sangha believes that dentistry should be performed by caring and compassionate people. A graduate of the University of Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, she considers technology and innovation an integral part of a dental practice and strives to use the most modern techniques at the Transcendentist for the benefit of patients.

They are assisted by a team of top dental professionals including John Cuesta, Registered Dental Assistant; and Mariela Rios, Dental Assistant.