January 25, 2016

Sleep apnea is a disorder that can be life-threatening. At its most mild, it causes snoring and restless sleep. At its worst, it can lead to a higher risk of high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes or heart disease. The best way to stop snoring in Tampa, FL, is to make an appointment with Dr. Douglas G. Genninger to see what your options are.

An Oral Appliance

There are a number of different sleep apnea treatments, but we can offer you an oral appliance that will bring your jaw forward, open up your throat, and help to keep your airway clear and reduce snoring. This treatment requires that some measurements of your mouth be taken so we can create the best fitting oral appliance possible.

The Benefits

The main advantage of this treatment is that it helps stop snoring in Tampa, FL. Other benefits include:

  • It is less invasive than surgery treatment options.
  • Some patients feel that it is more comfortable than continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy.
  • It can help you lead a healthier, happier life.

Using this oral appliance is an easy way to treat your sleep apnea. You do not have to live in fear or discomfort when you work with the team here.

The Risks

The disadvantages to this type of treatment are typically mild, but can include:

  • Tooth irritation and discomfort.
  • Jaw joint and muscle discomfort.
  • Change in your bite due to tooth movement.

If you have any concerns about this treatment, make sure to talk to Dr. Genninger. Most patients feel that the benefits of the procedure are worth the possible discomfort.

Treat Your Sleep Apnea

If you are looking for a way to stop snoring in Tampa, FL, make sure to call Dr. Genninger today. He will be able to assess your situation and discuss the option to fit you with an oral appliance. Call us at 813.448.3696 to schedule your consultation.



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