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SumnoDent is a unique sleep apnea appliance that is comfortable to wear and effective in the treatment of sleep disordered breathing such as sleep apnea or snoring. While many people are already familiar with oral appliances for the treatment of sleep apnea, the SumnoDent is smaller than most, and has been designed to be as comfortable as possible.

The SumnoDent does not affect or impose against your tongue positioning the way other oral sleep appliances do. It also allows you to open and close your mouth while still wearing it, while also helping keep your lips sealed together in order to prevent dry mouth.

These appliances are custom made and cover both the upper and lower teeth. They can also be used in patients who have dental implants, partials or who wear dentures. A few teeth are necessary in the lower jaw in order to provide stabilization for the device.

Wearing a SumnoDent decreases the risk of the airway from collapsing when you sleep, improving your air intake. It is useful for treating mild to moderate sleep apnea and has been clinically proven to reduce blood pressure at the time of waking each morning. SumnoDent appliances may even be useful in patients who have severe sleep apnea and have previously had to use CPAP machines. The high quality acrylic lasts 3-5 years and is less invasive than wearing a CPAP machine. As many as 95% of SumnoDent users prefer to continue using the appliance, and 83% of those patients see an improvement in their sleep quality.

If you’ve tried other oral appliances, or struggle with a CPAP machine, you may benefit from using SumnoDent to manage your sleep disordered breathing. The device is appropriate for most patients, so talk to your dentist today about seeing if SumnoDent can help you get a better night’s rest.



SumnoDent Device Helps Treat Sleep Apnea

Posted in Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea, also called obstructive sleep apnea (OAS), is a chronic, disruptive sleep disorder that affects more than 12 million people according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Individuals with this potentially dangerous condition suffer from repeated episodes of unusually low breathing or pauses in breathing during sleep, due to obstruction of the upper airway.These sleep disturbances are harmful to a person’s health, increasing their risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes and even cancer. When left untreated, sleep apnea results in chronic fatigue and impaired daytime functioning; in fact, sleep apnea makes individuals up to seven times more prone to work-related and automobile accidents.

Clearly, treating and resolving sleep apnea is extremely important. SumnoDent custom-made oral devices represent the latest and most advanced technology in the treatment of sleep apnea. Worn in the mouth at night, these appliances are very similar to the mouth guards worn by sports athletes.  SumnoDent works by repositioning the lower jaw and holding the tongue forward, thereby keeping the airway open and reducing upper airway collapsibility.

Precision-made SumnoDent appliances fit very comfortably in the mouth. SumnoDentmouth guards do not limit the movement of the tongue or lock the jaws in any way. The secret to SumnoDent’s discreet, comfortable fit is the self-forming fins which mold to the teeth to increase retention. Additionally, the patented fin-coupling mechanism keeps the device securely in position when the mouth is opened. Thus, SumnoDent can be safely worn by people who sleep with their mouths open. Moreover,individuals can drink, eat or talk normally while wearing their SumnoDent mouth guard.

Altogether, SumnoDent is a safe and effective solution for anyone losing sleep due to snoring or mild to moderate sleep apnea.

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