Sleep Apnea Treatment in Boulder, Colorado
Boulder sleep apnea dentist, Dr. Rachel T. Barone, will work with you to develop a customized sleep apnea treatment regimen that best addresses your unique condition. Based on the severity of your sleep apnea, Dr. Barone may recommend:
- Lifestyle changes
- Oral appliance therapy
- TAP-PAP treatment
If you suffer from a mild case of sleep apnea, then several simple lifestyle changes may effectively treat your condition. These include:
- Losing weight
- Quitting smoking
- Reducing alcohol intake
- Changing sleep positions to prevent your airway from collapsing
- Elevating your head while sleeping
If these lifestyle changes do not alleviate your sleep apnea, Dr. Barone will recommend a different treatment course to address your sleep issues, and possibly recommending a device that holds your jaw in a forward position in order to prevent the muscles in your airway from collapsing. The device can be adjusted to fit the unique contours of your mouth.
TAP-PAP treatment combines the use of a TAP device with CPAP, also called continuous positive airway pressure. For many years, CPAP has been considered the “gold standard” of sleep apnea treatment. The CPAP device uses a mask to push air through your nasal passages while you sleep, preventing your airway from collapsing. However, due
TAP-PAP much more tolerable than traditional CPAP therapy.
Please contact our Boulder sleep apnea dentist today to schedule your initial sleep apnea treatment consultation. Gunbarrel Dental Center serves patients in Boulder, Gunbarrel, Longmont, Niwot, Louisville, Lafayette, Erie, and Superior, Colorado.