3840 Woodruff Avenue Suite #208 Long Beach, CA 90808

(562) 421-9361

Sleep Apnea Treatment by Oral Therapeutic Appliances

An article in the October 2016 Journal of the California Dental Association states that diagnosed sleep apnea has an economic burden of around 149 billion dollars each year.  Diagnosing and treating sleep apnea patients could have economic savings of over 100 billion dollars a year.  Sleep apnea patients have a higher risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, and incident of strokes.  At Emery and Emery DDS, we work with apnea patients who are unable to tolerate a CPAP machine, the standard treatment.  We can make mandibular repositioning appliances otherwise known as oral therapeutic appliances (OTA) that can be of great help to many apnea patients.  As a side note these OTA’s also eliminate snoring which can make entire families happier.

~Dr. Doug

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