To provide you an effective solution for your Obstructive Sleep Apnea until your custom Oral Appliance is fabricated, our office uses the Apnea Guard©.
The Apnea Guard© can be taken home the day of your first appointment as a way to immediately treat your sleep disorder. The Apnea Guard© is a unique and patented device that is used by only select offices.
The Apnea Guard© is a FDA approved custom fabricated device that can be worn for 29 days, while a more permanent device is fabricated.
Treating sleep apnea has several benefits including:
Treating sleep apnea immediately can mitigate long term health consequences. With an Apnea Guard, you and your sleeping partner can start experiencing the benefits of a good night’s rest.
If you think you have sleep apnea, schedule a consultation with Dr. Henninger by calling (760) 940-2273. During the consultation, Dr. Henninger will review your symptoms and examine your mouth and throat to determine if you’ll benefit from an at-home sleep test.
Natural sleep apnea remedies may help with your symptoms, but are best used in conjunction with proven solutions to ensure the treatment is effective. Natural remedies include:
Dr. Henninger may recommend certain lifestyle changes in addition to using an oral appliance to decrease the risk of long term health complications associated with sleep apnea.
Dr. Henninger may recommend a customized oral appliance that opens your airway while you sleep. Prior to receiving the oral appliance, Dr. Henninger may suggest the use of an Apnea Guard, so you can start enjoying the benefits of a restful night’s sleep and reverse the long-term health complications associated with sleep apnea.
In addition to oral appliances, Dr. Henninger offers NightLase therapy which utilizes laser technology to comfortably tighten the muscles in your mouth and open your airway. In most cases, patients report immediate results after their first treatment.
Side effects of CPAP use are usually minor and may include:
In addition to the trying side effects of using a CPAP machine, over 50% of patients who choose this method quit using the machine within the first three weeks. An oral device is a comfortable treatment method that’s convenient and portable. Once you’re accustomed to wearing the device, side effects are minimal.