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Oral Appliances: Quiet, Convenient, and Easier than CPAP
CPAP therapy is the most common treatment for sleep apnea, but as many as 83 percent of CPAP users have a hard time using their machines for more than four hours per night. In fact, most patients stop using CPAP altogether because they find it loud, uncomfortable, restrictive, and irritating.
At the Center for Dental Sleep Health, our Nashua sleep dentist Dr. Ura offers an alternative to CPAP for patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea. Oral appliances are a modern, comfortable solution that provides a number of benefits, including:
- Easy to use
- Doesn’t make any noise
- Custom designed to fit your mouth
- Compact and portable
Download Our Patients’ Guide to
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Does your heavy snoring cause problems in your life? Do you feel tired and irritable during the day? Does your loud snoring bother your sleep partner and create tension in your relationship? If so, you may have sleep apnea.
Learn more about sleep apnea, its symptoms, and treatment alternatives to CPAP by checking out our free Nashua patients’ eBook. Begin your path to a better night’s sleep with Dr. Ura today.
A modern, comfortable solution
to sleep apnea & snoring.
Meet Dr. Stephen Ura
With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Stephen Ura understands that every patient is unique. That’s why the optimal sleep apnea treatment varies from patient to patient.
Sleep dentistry is a constantly changing field thanks to technological advances being made every day. Dr. Ura earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Michigan Dental School and continues to hone his skills and advance his professional knowledge through continuing education courses.
Dr. Ura is an experienced sleep dentist and a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He’s provided relief for snoring and sleep apnea to numerous patients in the Nashua area.
The sooner you treat your sleep apnea, the sooner you’ll be able to enjoy life again. Dr. Stephen Ura of Nashua will make sure you get the correct diagnosis for your sleep apnea and the treatment that’s right for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can dentists treat sleep apnea?
Yes, specialized sleep dentists offer treatment options for snoring and sleep apnea. Dental sleep medicine is an area of dentistry that focuses on using oral appliance therapy to treat sleep-disordered breathing, including snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Dentists work together with your physicians to determine the best treatment option for you.
How can a dentist tell if you have sleep apnea?
Dentists can recognize common symptoms of sleep apnea, but the only way to determine whether you have the condition is to take a sleep study. Sleep studies are overnight tests that monitor your body while you sleep to detect any issues. A qualified physician will review your sleep patterns and provide you with a formal diagnosis.
Once you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, our sleep dentist in Nashua will work with your physician to help formulate your treatment plan.
Does your dental practice offer alternatives to CPAP?
Dr. Ura is able to provide alternative options for those who dislike their CPAP. These oral appliances are similar to mouthguards, but they’re created uniquely to treat sleep apnea by keeping your airway open. Dr. Ura can also provide guidance on how you can alleviate your sleep apnea symptoms through lifestyle changes.
Treat Your Sleep Apnea Today
Don’t suffer from sleep apnea any longer. With oral appliances, you can get the quality rest you deserve. Dr. Ura has over 30 years of experience and proudly provides services to the Nashua community as well as Nashua’s surrounding areas such as Hudson, Merrimack, and Milford, NH. Call our Nashua office at (603) 237-1124 or simply fill out our online contact form to schedule your appointment.