Severe snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea can affect long-term health and strain relationships.
Dr. Levy is the most experienced dentist in Maine in the use of oral appliances for Sleep Apnea.
Dr. Levy provides oral appliances for Sleep Apnea for patients who have been referred by their primary care physician or specialist. An overnight sleep study is usually required for these referrals. Sleep Apnea can be a serious medical condition marked by episodes of cessation of breathing while asleep. Patients with Sleep Apnea should be under the care of their Physician. Patients who have Sleep Apnea may be at increased risk of Hypertension and other serious health issues. The gold standard for treatment of Sleep Apnea remains Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy (CPAP machine), however, for patients unable to tolerate this machine an oral appliance may be the answer. These appliances can reduce Sleep Apnea associated health risks without the need for surgery, medications, or other therapies. A custom oral appliance, worn while sleeping, will hold the lower jaw forward to keep the airway open.