It fits in the palm of your hand and is an established and FDA approved treatment for snoring and sleep apnea.
An Oral Appliance is a custom-designed medical device that fits over the lower and upper teeth like an orthodontic retainer or a sports mouth guard. The device places the jaw in a position that maintains an open airway by preventing the lower jaw from falling back and collapsing the airway. This in turn will allow patients to breathe normally during the night leading to a better night sleep.
This device allows the patient to open and close their mouth like normal, ensuring it is very comfortable to wear.
Dr. Akkad, A dentist specially trained in the field of dental sleep medicine can expertly fabricate a dental sleep appliance. After a thorough exam and review of your sleep study, Dr. Akkad will select an appliance that best fits your condition. The Oral Appliance is extremely effective in the prevention of snoring and treating sleep apnea in the mild to moderate category. Oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea is now covered by Medicare and most large insurance companies.
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In a treatment called Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), patients wear a specialized mask over the nose and face during sleep. The mask is connected to a device that delivers a steady supply of air, keeping the airway open. CPAP treatment is usually very successful, provided the patient is willing to use it correctly and consistently.
Several different “snoring surgery” options exist and are determined by each patient’s specific problem. Some surgeries are minimal, while others involve more serious risks. Most patients report that these procedures are painful and have mediocre results. The pillar procedure and UPPP are not recognized by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine as first line therapies for obstructive sleep apnea.
Dr Akkad has the best knowledge of sleep apnea that I have experienced since being diagnosed over 20 years ago. He is very willing to explain his process & answer… read more ALL patient questions. His office staff is also very friendly & efficient.
Dr. Akkad is very attentive and really wants to help. The appliance has helped me sleep so much better. I’m not tired throughout the day any longer. The staff are… read more nice and helpful. If you struggle with sleep apnea or snoring this is the place for you!
Dr. Akkard and the team of AMAZING staff were the greatest service I’ve received in quite awhile. Thanks y’all.
Dr Akkard and his staff are just amazing! Because if his care and the custom mouth piece he designed my sleep apnea issue has been dramatically reduced I… read more now sleep great have energy and a happy wife!
Dr. Akkad’s office has been the most pleasant experience I have ever had. I would not go anywhere else.
Dr. Akkad is a caring, kind doctor. His first concern is helping his patient. He is willing to help the patient work through the issues. I do recommend him… read more highly if your issue is under his expertise.
Super friendly and helpful staff. Everything was easy to understand and I felt like they really had my best interests in mind. I’m really glad I chose Dr. Akkad.
Life changing! Dr. Akkard is wonderful and knows his stuff. This oral appliance made a 200% difference in my life immediately. When you bounce out of bed the next morning… read more after only 6 hours of sleep instead of struggle after 10 hours and you feel incredible you know your life has been changed.
Dr. Salem Akkad is a great doctor. He fitted me with the perfect appliance to treat my sleep apnea. I sleep so much better and have more energy. He listens… read more to patient concerns and takes time to address them. I always enjoy my visits with Dr. Akkad and am confident in his treatment. The staff is also fabulous; they are friendly, welcoming and professional.
Everyone in the office was so nice, not only to me, but to other patients. They were upbeat, cheerful and worked to keep this very nervous dental patient at… read more ease. The fitting for my appliance was more difficult than expected but Dr. Akkad kept at it and was gently able to get the results he needed. I have no doubt that the final product will be perfect for my needs. The front office lady was so kind and patient with an elderly lady making a return appt. I cannot say enough about how nice the technician was as she worked with me. I won’t be nervous to go back and see this dental office!
Dr. Akkad is one of the upbeat and nicest doctors that I have ever meet. His whole team was fantastic. Thank you for the help.
I love Dr. Akkad’s energy and positivity. The office staff was great too. I was in and out of the office without any hiccups. I would highly recommend… read more Dr. Akkad to friends and family.
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