In the battle of the oral appliance versus the CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) device, the best fit may not be so clear. Which device is more effective at treating your sleep apnea symptoms? Which is more comfortable?

Dental Appliance vs. CPAP

Take a look at the facts:

CPAP machines are largely used in cases of moderate and severe sleep apnea. Worn like a mask over your nose (and sometimes your mouth) in your sleep, these devices can be quite effective for some but are also considered very uncomfortable to others.

Dental appliances are worn like mouth guards and tend to become comfortable quickly. They are effective in treating patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea as well as those with CPAP intolerance. CPAP intolerance occurs when a continuous positive airway pressure device is too uncomfortable for use or ineffective at treating sleep apnea symptoms. It can lead to side effects ranging from nasal congestion to eye irritation to headaches and more.

If you suffer from CPAP intolerance or have mild-to-moderate sleep apnea, we recommend you give an oral appliance a try. However, if you suffer from extremely severe sleep apnea, an oral appliance may not be enough to treat your symptoms. An at-home sleep test by iHateSnoringMD’s sleep apnea specialists can help you diagnose your condition and determine the best form of treatment for it.

Both sleep apnea treatment options have been endorsed by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Sleep Apnea Treatment Options in Rockville, Maryland

If you are located in the Montgomery County, Maryland area and need help getting to the root of your sleep troubles, call on the experts at iHateSnoringMD. Our Doctor of Dental Surgery, David Pinsky, has practiced dentistry for nearly 30 years and is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. We have seen all types of patients walk through our doors and know what it takes to treat cases of mild-to-moderate sleep apnea effectively and comfortably. Plus, we offer sleep apnea treatment options that are covered by most insurance providers and Medicare.

To learn more on the differences between the oral appliance vs. CPAP or to speak with one of our specialists about your sleep apnea treatment options in Rockville, MD, contact us today. Call 240-283-5059 or fill out an online form to schedule your FREE consult.