Sleep Apnea Dental Treatments

Our Alternative to CPAP

The gold standard for the management of moderate to severe sleep apnea is the CPAP (Continuous Positive Air Pressure) device. The patient employs a specially designed machine that forces a continuous stream of air into their nose or mouth throughout the night. However, many people find this uncomfortable and they stop wearing the mask. 

If you have sleep apnea and can’t get used to or are irritated with your CPAP, modern dentistry has produced alternative solutions in the form of oral appliances. Our dentists can custom fit you with an oral appliance such as the Respire Blue Series™ or TAP™ (Thornton Adjustable Positioner). These small acrylic devices slide over your upper and lower teeth much like an orthodontic retainer or mouthguard. They correctly align your tongue and jaw to open your airway and allow more air to flow into your lungs as you sleep. They are easy to place and remove, simple to clean, and convenient for travel. Over 90% of patients have reported success with these oral appliances and consider them a great alternative to their CPAP machine. If you snore or a physician has diagnosed you with sleep apnea, give us a call today.

Cox Family Dentistry   
James T. Cox, III, DMD   
Dallas J. Kunkel, DMD   
101 Perpetual Square Drive  
Anderson, SC 29621   
(864) 226-4300 


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