APPLIANCE & SLEEP APNEA
an alternative to CPAP therapy, an oral
appliance is a small device that is worn
in the mouth,
much like a sports retainer. These devices help prevent
of the tongue and soft tissues in the back of the throat,
keeping the airway open during
and promoting adequate air intake.
with training in oral appliance therapy are familiar with
the various designs
of appliances. They can determine which
one is best suited for your specific needs.
Dr. Goyer will work with your physician as part of the
medical team in your diagnosis, treatment,and on-going
with an oral appliance includes examination, evaluation
to determine the most appropriate oral appliance, fitting,
and maximizing the adaptation and function of the
appliance. For more information, please download our brochure
or call the office
to schedule a complimentary consultation
medical insurance is billed for the oral appliance; therefore,
dental benefits are not
affected by this procedure. Additionally,
we will be able to bill Medicare for the appliance.
We will pre-authorize or estimate your benefits and co-pay
before treatment is initiated.
with an Oral Appliance
The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine has
a number of resources to
learn more about managing sleep apnea
with an FDA approved oral appliance.