Moses appliance provides relief for obstructive sleep apnea symptoms in Central, HK
Do you find yourself frequently waking up in the middle of the night? Does your bed partner complain that your snoring is keeping them awake night after night? Do you often wake up feeling unrested and suffer from fatigue during the day? You may have a common condition called obstructive sleep apnea. This sleeping disorder can have a number of negative health affects on your body, but fortunately, a simple dental treatment called the Moses appliance offered by Dr. Titania Tong in Central, HK can provide relief from your symptoms and help you get your energy and quality of life back.
Obstructive sleep apnea explained
To understand how the Moses appliance works, it helps to first have an understanding of what obstructive sleep apnea is and why it is detrimental to your health. Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that can cause serious health problems if it is left untreated. It occurs when your airway becomes blocked while you sleep, temporarily stopping your breathing which in turn reduces the amount of oxygen that can reach your brain. There are a few reasons that your airway can become blocked, but the relaxation of the soft tissues in your mouth and throat is one of the most common causes.
Symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea vary by patient, but can include, among others:
- Chronic snoring
- Abruptly awakening throughout the night
- Waking up with a headache, dry mouth, or sore throat
- Night sweats
- Excessive fatigue or sleepiness during the day
- Difficulty concentrating
In addition to these uncomfortable symptoms, obstructive sleep apnea can have serious effects on your overall health. It has been linked to conditions such as high blood pressure, strokes, heart disease, mood disorders such as depression, diabetes, and others. As such, it is important to see your doctor if you think you have the condition so you can obtain treatment for it.
How the Moses appliance works
Historically, one of the only treatment methods available to patients with obstructive sleep apnea was a CPAP machine. Many patients struggle to use a CPAP and give up on it because it is loud and requires the use of a large face mask while you sleep. Fortunately, modern dental therapies are highly effective and less invasive so you can start resting better.
The Moses® appliance is the best sleep apnea dental appliance available today. Anti-snoring devices can incorporate three attributes—mandibular advancement, tongue management, and patient compliance—and the Moses is the only dental appliance that includes all three.
The appliance works as an anti-snoring device and oral airway dilator by moving the jaw slightly forward and managing the placement of the tongue during sleep, as well as stimulating your body’s natural reflexes to reduce clenching and jaw muscle activity. Patients find the device very comfortable and can talk and even drink water while they are wearing it!
Moses appliance cost
The cost of the Moses appliance varies depending on individual patient factors. In some cases, the Moses appliance can be a more cost effective option than other sleep apnea treatment solutions, such as a CPAP machine. The team at Dr. Tong’s practice will discuss the cost and payment options with you during the process of determining whether it is a good option for your specific needs.
Determine whether you are a good candidate
If you think you might be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea or have been diagnosed with the condition by a doctor, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Titania Tong to discuss whether the Moses appliance can help treat the condition. She will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine whether the appliance will work for your needs.
To create the appliance, impressions are taken of your mouth and then the appliance is custom-fabricated in a laboratory to provide a comfortable fit in your mouth. Once the appliance is delivered, Dr. Tong will have you come into the office to try on the appliance and ensure that it is comfortable and not irritating any of the soft tissues in your mouth. Moses appliance adjustment is possible if you are feeling any discomfort.
Stop suffering from obstructive sleep apnea and regain your quality of life with the Moses appliance! Call Dr. Titania Tong’s dental practice in Central, Hong Kong at 852 2810 1801 to schedule your consultation today.