San Francisco Center For TMJ And Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea And Snoring Treatments San Francisco

Oral Appliance Therapy San Francisco

The goal of sleep apnea treatment is to alleviate your restless nights in a comfortable and effective manner, thereby likely reducing the health risks associated with sleep apnea and lack of sleep.Treatment options often include lifestyle changes, oral appliances or Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP) devices or in extreme cases, surgery.For patients who are intolerant or incapable of using CPAP, or whose cases are not  severe enough, Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) is a highly effective alternative. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine maintains that OAT is a first line defense option for Mild to Moderate Sleep Apnea, or for Severe Apneics who cannot use CPAP.

Oral Appliance devices work to reposition a patient’s jaw during sleep, to alleviate snoring and allow for a more peaceful night’s sleep. After a thorough consultation and a debrief of your medical history, your San Francisco sleep apnea expert Dr. Larson can help you decide the best treatment to relieve your sleep apnea symptoms today!

Sleep Apnea Treatment: Oral Appliance Therapy San Francisco

Okay, I snore, so what? Well, while you might think snoring isn’t something to be concerned about, you might want to think again. Frequent, loud snoring may be a sign of sleep apnea, which is a common and potentially serious disorder in which breathing stops and starts as you sleep. Being able to distinguish between snoring and sleep apnea is important so that you can get the best treatment available without waiting any longer.

Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) San Francisco

In the first official joint guideline by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), oral appliance therapy is a recommended form of treatment for adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who are CPAP intolerant, or prefer an alternate therapy option. This new guideline supports an increase in teamwork between physicians and dentists to provide proper treatment for sleep apnea. Currently, the largest number of patients suffering from sleep apnea is in the mild to moderate categories, and should be treated with oral appliances.

While CPAP therapy is still the first-line option for treating OSA, oral appliance therapy is an effective alternative that is preferred by many patients. Despite the fact that treatment with a CPAP machine is extremely successful, there are a number of patients who cannot or choose not to wear the facemask with the attached air compressor. When patients are CPAP non-compliant, oral appliance therapy can be a good option.

For these patients, oral appliances provided by our Sleep Apnea expert at San Francisco Center for TMJ and Sleep Apnea, trained in dental sleep medicine, are proving to be an excellent treatment option. There are dozens of types and San Francisco TMJ and Sleep Specialist Dr. Larson will choose the right treatment for each individual’s needs. Types of oral appliances currently available for the treatment of sleep apnea include:

  • Repositions the jaw
  • Continuous open airway

To find out more about oral appliance therapy and how Dr. Larson, your San Francisco Sleep Apnea expert, can help in treatment of snoring and sleep apnea, contact our office today. With custom treatment options available, you can rest easy knowing there is relief from sleep apnea in San Francisco.

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To Learn More About TMJ And Sleep Apnea Solutions Or To Schedule An Appointment, Please Call Or Text San Francisco TMJ And Sleep Specialist Dr. Larson Today 415-872-5116

San Francisco Dentist Dr. Greg Larson
San Francisco Center for TMJ & Sleep Apnea

498 Jackson St San Francisco, CA 94111
p. 415-872-5116
f. 415-449-3560

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BrookeSan Francisco
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Dr. Larson and his team are seriously great people. I've dealt with years of chronic migraines, neck pain, and some other issues pointing to TMD. Rachelle was so sweet and helpful and so willing to answer all of my questions. Dr. Larson did a free consult with me even with knowing I was moving out of state and not able to go through treatment with him. He pointed me in the right direction and referred me to another specialist and I'm just super grateful and hopeful that I am finally on the right path to recovery!
KinneraSan Francisco
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I went to consult with Dr. Larson about my TMJ disorder. He was very attentive, did a full exam and has given me great information about my TMJ disorder and has come up with a comprehensive plan to treat my TMJ pain. His office is great and they have always been available and quickly respond to any questions I have. Dr Larson is very amicable and friendly and competent and passionate about what he does. I highly recommend this practice for anyone who wants to get relieved of their TMJ pain and other related issues such as tinitus. Her and her team help you feel comfortable and at ease. Very clean office and the staff are so professional and very nice people. Great customer service. I’m in great hands.
AllenSan Francisco
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Dr. Larson and his staff are incredible. His attention to detail and truly listening to your symptoms made all the difference in my diagnosis and treatment recommendations. After just one night of wearing the appliance I felt more refreshed and energetic than I had in 20 years. It's amazing how much better my wife sleeps when I wear the appliance also 😉 Their office is clean, modern and the staff makes scheduling an appointment effortless. Thanks for all of the amazing care Dr. Larson!