Dr. Titania Tong is a dentist in HK who describes the benefits of sleep apnea dental appliances
Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition that affects millions around the world. Unfortunately, it often goes undiagnosed for long periods. Dr. Titania Tong is a dentist in Central, HK who can help patients who have been diagnosed with the condition manage it using dental appliances.
What is obstructive sleep apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder caused by a blockage that occurs in the airway. This keeps a patient from being able to breathe correctly, sometimes hundreds of times throughout the night. By not reaching the deep levels of sleep each night, patients often only get a few hours of full sleep each night – leaving them tired in the morning.
What are the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea can cause a variety of symptoms, including:
- Daytime fatigue
- Poor memory and concentration
- Dry mouth
- Chronic headaches
- Difficulty concentrating
Once patients get a diagnosis from their physician, they are often introduced to the use of a treatment called CPAP. This is a machine that has a tube that connects to a face mask that is worn over the nose and mouth. The device maintains open airways while patients sleep. However, this appliance can be challenging to travel with and uncomfortable for patients, which can result in noncompliance. This is when a dentist can recommend a sleep apnea dental appliance to help with the condition.
What is an oral appliance?
An oral appliance is worn in the mouth while patients sleep to maintain open airways and allow patients to sleep soundly throughout the night. At the practice of Dr. Titania Tong, the Moses appliance is often recommended for obstructive sleep apnea patients.
The Moses appliance is one of the most effective oral airway dilators on the market today. This device is used with mandibular splints and tongue management to keep patients asleep throughout the night. Patients can close their lips, sip water, and talk while wearing this appliance, unlike many other dental solutions for obstructive sleep apnea patients. The device is extremely useful in treating the condition, and because it is comfortable and easy to use, patients comply with treatment and enjoy the benefits of treatment. Additionally, patients love the portability of an oral appliance as opposed to a CPAP machine.
Why choose the Moses oral appliance?
The Moses dental appliance has been shown to significantly improve compliance and address many of the complications that arise from obstructive sleep apnea. The device is custom-made for patients and was designed by a professional named Dr. Allen Moses of Rush University Medical School. He worked in the Department of Sleep Disorders and created this device to help patients with obstructive sleep apnea and bruxism (chronic clenching and grinding of the teeth). He is the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of the appliance throughout the world and stands behind his product as a solution for patients with dental and sleep concerns.
Who is a candidate for the Moses oral appliance?
Patients who are unhappy with their current treatment plan, which may include the use of a CPAP machine, can speak to our dentist about the benefits of switching to oral appliance therapy. Many find that the devices are far more comfortable and just as effective at letting them reach the deep, restorative levels of sleep they desire. This can significantly improve their overall quality of life, free from fatigue and poor job performance due to their sleeping disorder. Dr. Titania Tong of Central, HK can evaluate a patient who has been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea or bruxism and determine if they can benefit from this solution.
Are you ready to discuss the benefits of dental appliances for obstructive sleep apnea?
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Titania Tong of Central, HK today to speak to a professional about the advantages of using the Moses dental appliance for treating the symptoms associated with obstructive sleep apnea. Call the office at 852 2810 1801 today and speak to our front office team about an appointment. Our practice is conveniently located at 13B, Oriental Crystal Commercial Building at 46 Lyndhurst Terrace.