Do you snore aggressively? Do you have mild, moderate or severe sleep apnea? Do you have trouble wearing the CPAP mask? Dr. Segal takes an alternative approach to treating sleep-related breathing disorders, including sleep apnea.
It’s a surprisingly common approach that eliminates the CPAP mask. Instead, Dr. Segal uses a custom appliance designed by the doctor himself that keeps the mouth open at all times while you sleep.
The Conditions Called Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea are quite common. These two conditions affect millions of people, and are potentially life threatening. While you sleep, an “apnea” occurs when breathing stops for 10 seconds or more. This places a significant strain on your cardiovascular system and heart. These disturbances during sleep prevent air from reaching your lungs.
Diagnosing Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
No dentist is permitted to diagnose sleep apnea. However, Dr. Segal has been trained in dental sleep medicine and routinely collaborates with physicians who specialize in traditional sleep medicine to treat sleep apnea patients. An accurate diagnosis involves recording a variety of body functions during sleep. Reimbursement with co-pay is available through most medical insurance companies.
Segal DDS Testimonial
"I tolerated a CPAP machine and its associated uncomfortable and annoying equipment for years. Dr. Segal fitted me with a dental appliance to replace CPAP about a year ago, and I have been using it every night ever since. The fit and comfort of the appliance is excellent, and the results are as good as with CPAP."
-- Dennis A. --
Treatment for Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Oral Appliance Therapy is Dr. Segal's preferred and proven method for treating sleep apnea. It utilizes a device specially designed to reposition the jaw and tongue forward during sleep, thus expanding the airway for easier airflow. Dr. Segal's approach is much safer and easier. In fact, many of his sleep apnea patients come in search of his CPAP-less solution.