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DENTAL TOPICS by Dr. Charles M. & Dr. Chas M. Carpenter A DENTAL SOLUTION FOR A BREATHING PROBLEM Like conditions, sleep apnea different forms, each with its own treatment mode. Surprisingly, one of them comes from the dentist. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the most common form, occurs when the tongue and soft pallet block the sleepers' airways, causing them to stop breathing multiple times during the night. Severe OSA may need to be treated with a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine, but mild to moderate OSA can often be addressed with a dental appliance that keeps the tongue from sliding back and blocking the airway. These devices are molded to the teeth of each individual patient by the dentist and may require a few visits to adjust the fit. P.S. Using a dental device to help with obstructed sleep apnea may result in bite changes, so a morning "repositioner" should be used to realign the bite. other medical has many If you have questions about breathing problems and sleep apnea, be sure to discuss your concerns with us at CARPENTER DENTAL. We bring you our weekly dental column in order to keep you up-to-date on the latest research, innovations, and procedures available in dentistry today and to inform our friends and neighbors here in Forty Fort how the many benefits of modern oral care can enhance their lives. New patients are always welcome at our state-of-the-art office at 1086 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. Please call 570.331.0909 for an appointment. Dr. Charles M. & Dr. Chas M. Carpenter Carpenter Dental 1086 Wyoming Avenue Forty Fort, PA (570) 331-0909 Elaine Carpenter RDH www.carpenterdental.com DENTAL TOPICS by Dr. Charles M. & Dr. Chas M. Carpenter A DENTAL SOLUTION FOR A BREATHING PROBLEM Like conditions, sleep apnea different forms, each with its own treatment mode. Surprisingly, one of them comes from the dentist. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the most common form, occurs when the tongue and soft pallet block the sleepers' airways, causing them to stop breathing multiple times during the night. Severe OSA may need to be treated with a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine, but mild to moderate OSA can often be addressed with a dental appliance that keeps the tongue from sliding back and blocking the airway. These devices are molded to the teeth of each individual patient by the dentist and may require a few visits to adjust the fit. P.S. Using a dental device to help with obstructed sleep apnea may result in bite changes, so a morning "repositioner" should be used to realign the bite. other medical has many If you have questions about breathing problems and sleep apnea, be sure to discuss your concerns with us at CARPENTER DENTAL. We bring you our weekly dental column in order to keep you up-to-date on the latest research, innovations, and procedures available in dentistry today and to inform our friends and neighbors here in Forty Fort how the many benefits of modern oral care can enhance their lives. New patients are always welcome at our state-of-the-art office at 1086 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. Please call 570.331.0909 for an appointment. Dr. Charles M. & Dr. Chas M. Carpenter Carpenter Dental 1086 Wyoming Avenue Forty Fort, PA (570) 331-0909 Elaine Carpenter RDH www.carpenterdental.com

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