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Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea
Dr. Friedman can prescribe an oral appliance designed to treat OSA depending on your severity. The appliance is created specifically for you and is to be worn when sleeping. It gently moves the jaw into a forward position, preventing the soft tissues at the back of the mouth from collapsing and obstructing airflow. This treatment is much easier to adapt to than continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), generally has better compliance, and is effective in many cases. If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, or have signs and symptoms of having sleep apnea, and are interested in finding out more, visit our office in Rapid City, SD.