Posted By Dan Carbone
November 23, 2022
Category: Sleep, Sleep Apnea, Cpap
A common problem that people experience when wearing a CPAP is claustrophobia. Many individuals feel trapped and uncomfortable with the mask on their faces. As a result, they may be less likely to use the device consistently, which can lead to worse sleep apnea symptoms.
Posted By Dr. Bilski
January 18, 2019
Category: Sleep Apnea
Get a Custom Sleep Apnea Appliance at Bilski Family Dentistry
Bilski Family Dentistry has partnered with Virteom to engage our patients and users about our dentistry practice and services. In our video series, Jacqui and Dr. Thomas Bilski talk about services we offer at our practice. Today, we're going to talk about sleep apnea. Watch or read the transcription below!
We Work with Your Physician to Make the Sleep Appliance
Sleep apnea affects a lot of people and it can be expensive with biPAPs, CPAPs and other machinery. We have alternative options that work well and are more cost effective for our patients.
We accomplish this by working with the physicians. We're not just out there being cowboys, making sleep appliances and pretending to be a physician, we're not advanced. What we can do from in our practice is actually make appliances in conjunction with a physician.
Various Sleep Appliances for Sleep Apnea
You go to your physician and they tell you if you have sleep apnea, mild to moderate, and you're not going to wear your CPAP. It just scares you. We can take some molds or images with a camera, make models, and make an appliance that repositions your lower jaw forward and opens the jaw a little bit like CPR.
The image above shows our value appliance. It's less costly and we do a lot of these because of it’s cost-effectiveness. The upgraded appliance is a little different (see it in the video above at