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Are you worried because you have noticed signs and symptoms of sleep apnea in yourself or a loved one? You should consider visiting a qualified sleep dentist in Jupiter. Dr. Kenneth Mogell helps patients discover better rest through comfortable, effective oral appliance therapy. On this page, you will learn about what you can expect when you join our practice as a new patient.
A CPAP machine is the most commonly prescribed method for treating sleep apnea in Jupiter. However, it is common for CPAP patients to become frustrated with their machine. It can be uncomfortable and noisy. If that story hits close to home, we invite you to take a few minutes to complete our sleep evaluation. After we look at your answers, we will have a fair idea of whether an oral sleep appliance could help you say goodbye to your CPAP.
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In many cases, medical insurance is willing to cover at least a portion of the cost of oral appliance therapy. Even though the appliances are provided by a dentist, they are used to address a medical condition. Hence, dental insurance does not cover them. We never want you to become stressed about the cost of your treatment. That is why we are happy to accept payment from many different insurance providers, including Medicare. To learn more about how our insurance experts can help you save, follow the link below.
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New Patient FAQs
Are you ready to learn more about our Jupiter practice and how we may be able to serve you? Here are answers to some common questions that our patients and potential patients ask:
What Is an Oral Appliance?
An oral appliance is a custom-made device that you wear in the mouth during sleep. Its appearance resembles that of an orthodontic retainer or athletic mouthguard. Oral appliances are not an ideal option for everyone, but they have been proven effective at greatly reducing or even eliminating sleep apnea symptoms for many patients.
How Long Does an Oral Appliance Last?
As long as it receives proper care, your oral appliance has the potential to last for years. However, bear in mind that you will need to bring it to us for periodic adjustments. When your appliance reaches the point where it needs to be repaired or replaced, we may be able to render these services for a reduced fee.
Does an Oral Appliance Have any Side Effects?
The majority of people experience no side effects from oral appliance therapy. However, some individuals do find that their bite changes, their facial muscles are tender, or that they produce more saliva than usual. Such side effects are usually temporary; they may stop after your appliance gets adjusted a few times.
I’m Fed up with My CPAP — Is an Oral Appliance Right for Me?
Most patients who hate their CPAP machine are viable candidates for an oral appliance. However, you should not stop using your machine without first consulting a qualified sleep physician. Whether an oral appliance will be effective for you depends on numerous factors. Our team will evaluate your unique situation before making any treatment recommendations.