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Sleep Apnea Treatment Options

Sleep apnea is one of the most disruptive health issues Americans deal with. It causes serious symptoms, including morning headaches, chronic fatigue, loud snoring, and terrible sleep habits.

However, there’s no reason to suffer with sleep apnea any longer. There are many ways to treat it, and here at Desert Dental Group we have the expertise to provide you with the best possible sleep apnea treatment.

Let’s look at two options for treatment and which one Dr. Brett M. Barney recommends.


This is the treatment option most everyone is familiar with. It’s a machine that uses a steady flow of air to gently keep your airway open throughout the night, reducing the amount of time your airway is shut and causing sleep disturbances.

CPAP is uncomfortable, loud, and takes a lot of getting used to. If you’re married, your spouse will have just as hard a time adjusting to it as you will.

Oral appliance therapy

Oral appliance therapy is something we offer, and it’s highly recommended because it’s a non-invasive, reversible solution that requires minimal compliance.

It’s a small device that fits on your mouth, resting on your teeth, while your sleep. It looks a lot like a sports guard. If you can’t handle CPAP – or your spouse can’t – then you need to seriously consider an oral appliance to help alleviate your sleep apnea symptoms.

The oral appliance therapy is highly recommended here at Desert Dental Group. If you think it’s right for you, call us today at (520) 201-1717 to schedule your free no-risk consultation!