Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep apnea is an ongoing condition that disrupts sleep. When breathing is paused or becomes shallow, one will often move from deep sleep to shallow sleep, making the quality of sleep poor. This affects your overall health.
If you have a CPAP machine and are not able to wear it, or if your apnea is mild to moderate, dental appliances may be your best option. Dr. Berkal offers the DNA appliance and Full Breath Solutions as treatment options. The DNA appliance gradually widens the jaw and airway and has the potential to “cure” the apnea. The Full Breath Solution appliance repositions the tongue and can provide low pressure oxygen. Neither of these treatment options moves the jaw out of position so they do not cause TMJ problems. More specific information about these treatments can be found under our “Services” section.