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Have you noticed symptoms of sleep apnea in yourself or a loved one? You may benefit greatly if you pay a visit to a qualified sleep dentist in Vero Beach. Dr. Kenneth Mogell uses effective, comfortable oral appliance therapy to help patients breathe freely night after night. On this page, you will learn about what you can expect when you join our family of patients.
Many patients use a CPAP to treat their sleep apnea in Vero Beach. However, it isn’t unusual for them to complain about their machine being uncomfortable or noisy. If that story sounds all too familiar, we invite you to find out whether you are a candidate for a different type of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatment. Please take a few minutes to complete our sleep evaluation. We will consider your answers and let you know whether an oral sleep appliance might be a fit for you.
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In many cases, medical insurance covers a significant portion of the cost of oral appliance therapy. Why medical insurance rather than dental insurance? Although the treatment is provided by a dentist, it is used to address a medical condition. Hence, dental insurance does not cover it. We do not want our patients to stress about the cost of treatment. That is why we are happy to work with insurance policies from many different providers, including Medicare. To learn how we can use your medical plan to help you save, click on the link below.
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New Patient FAQs
Would you like to learn more about our Vero Beach practice and how we may be able to help you? Here are answers to some common questions that we receive from potential patients:
What Is an Oral Appliance?
An oral appliance is a custom-designed dental device that is worn in the mouth during sleep. It resembles an athletic mouthguard or orthodontic retainer. Even though oral appliances are not ideal for everyone, they have been proven effective at greatly reducing or even eliminating sleep apnea for innumerable patients.
How Long Does an Oral Appliance Last?
As long as you care for it properly, your oral appliance may last for years. However, keep in mind that it will need periodic adjustments to remain effective. When your appliance needs to be replaced or repaired, we may be able to do so for a reduced fee.
Does an Oral Appliance Have any Side Effects?
Most people experience no negative side effects from oral appliance therapy. However, a small number of patients experience bite changes, increased saliva production, and muscle tenderness. Side effects are usually temporary; they will likely disappear after your appliance gets adjusted a few times.
I’m Fed up with My CPAP — Is an Oral Appliance Right for Me?
The majority of patients who dislike their CPAP machine are candidates for oral appliance therapy. However, you shouldn’t stop using your CPAP without talking to a qualified sleep physician. Whether an oral appliance will work for you depends on several factors. Our team will assess your unique situation and make a treatment recommendation.