Sleep Apnea Dentist
Sleep apnea mouthguards from Dr. Carol Jin, DDS, in San Ramon are an effective alternative to CPAP machines. CPAP machines can be intolerable, loud, and hard to keep on. Don’t let your sleep apnea go untreated when there are more comfortable options. Our Alternative treatment provides you with an easy-to-use and comfortable mouthguard for your sleep apnea.
Whether you are currently struggling with a bulky, uncomfortable CPAP machine or have only recently been diagnosed with OSA (obstructive sleep apnea), we can help. Dr. Jin specializes in oral appliance therapy and will work with you and your doctor to find the right solution for your specific condition.
Sleep Apnea Mouthguards
Dental appliances for sleep apnea are similar to a dental night guard or a bite guard. They are worn during the night, and their primary function is to maintain an open airway. Unlike a CPAP, these dental mouthguards are comfortable, silent, easy to use, and easy to travel with.
Your typical face mask CPAP machine is the most conventional treatment for OSA, but new technology has developed in the form of oral dental devices. These oral appliances are more portable and custom-fitted to your mouth. There are many types of sleep apnea oral devices now on the market, but Dr. Jin particularly recommends these FDA-approved appliances:
- Adjustable Herbst
Fight Severe Sleep Apnea With TAP
The TAP oral device is highly effective, even for severe sleep apnea cases. It keeps your airway open so that you can breathe properly, bringing the lower jaw forward to prevent the airway from closing and causing a gap in your breathing. You will be able to get a better night’s sleep with much less snoring.
SonoMed – Adjustable Oral Appliances
The SonoMed OSA oral device allows your mouth to open and close rather than remaining in a fixed position all night. Dr. Jin can gradually advance the lower jaw to the exact point where your snoring and OSA are reduced to acceptable levels. This oral appliance allows you to open and shut your mouth and lips. So you can talk and drink liquids with it in place.
The Adjustable Herbst is a small oral device more appropriate for mild to moderate sleep apnea and snoring. With proper adjustment, you can talk or take medication while wearing it. Dr. Jin can help you determine which adjustable oral appliance is most suitable for your degree of sleep apnea.
MicrO2, Your Key To Comfort
MicrO2 is the smallest and most comfortable OSA oral device to date. This oral appliance leaves more space in your mouth and lets you easily open and shut your mouth while wearing it. Your comfort is always our priority.
Improve Your Quality of Life Today
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Carol Jin if you’re interested in a sleep apnea mouthguard in the San Ramon area. We recommend completing a sleep study under your primary doctor’s care before your visit to determine if you have OSA. Dr. Jin will work with your doctor to determine whether an oral appliance for sleep apnea is the right treatment option for you.