Oral Appliance Therapy Treats Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Submitted by New Jersey Snoring Solutions on Tue 03/29/2011 - 11:28
Oral Appliance Therapy is quite successful for treating snoring, mild and moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and CPAP intolerance and is backed by major academic groups and governmental organizations.
- FDA shows oral appliances to be 78.9 percent effective for treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea and CPAP intolerance.
- The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has designated dental sleep appliances as the number one non-surgical alternative for the CPAP-intolerant patient, and has indicated dental sleep appliances to be a viable treatment for Sleep Apnea.
- The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) promotes the clinical use of oral appliances for the treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders.
- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ June, 2008 National Guidelines recommends the use of oral appliances for the treatment of Sleep Apnea, “Oral appliances are a recommended treatment for patients with mild OSA who have not responded to lifestyle modification or who are intolerant of positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices.”
The AASM says about 80 to 90 percent of adults in the United States with Obstructive Sleep Apnea remain undiagnosed, and the Department of Health and Human Services states that “A significant percentage of the general adult population is at risk for OSA.”
Obstructive Sleep Apnea can be very serious, that is why you need to call New Jersey Sleep Apnea Solutions today for a free consultation at 855.WHY.SNORE or 855.949.7667.