CPAP is the standard treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, but for those patients who can’t tolerate it, an additional type of therapy is needed, such as oral appliance therapy. An oral appliance brings the jaw forward which prevents the collapse of the tongue, keeping the airway open during sleep. Oral appliance therapy can be used for mild to moderate sleep apnea and are effective when used in conjunction with CPAP or as a stand-alone appliance.
At AZ-Sleep, Leonard M. Moss, MD uses the latest technology in home sleep testing equipment and diagnostic monitoring. Dr. Moss will complete a thorough examination in order to determine the best treatment options for each patient. The results of our in home sleep test are read by Dr. Moss to determine the presence of a sleep disorder. In addition to offering CPAP and APAP, we can provide an alternative, an oral sleep appliance. If patients meet the criteria for an oral appliance, we can fabricate one for them. We carefully monitor and track our patients’ progress and response to treatment. Our unique approach and model allows us to quickly diagnose and treat patients. If you or someone you know might be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, please schedule an initial consultation today with Dr. Moss at 480-945-3629 or visit us at www.az-tmj.com for more information.