Sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing is something that doesn’t just keep you from getting the rest you need, it also tremendously increases your risk of other health problems like:
- Heart attack and cardiovascular disease
- Chronic sleepiness
You may have been told that the only way you could treat sleep apnea is with invasive equipment, such as a CPAP machine. Thankfully, Dr. Lingo is able to offer a unique service to patients that allow them to begin having a better quality of sleep from the very first night.
TAP Sleep Apnea Oral Devices
The TAP appliance uses customized mouth trays that fit around your teeth and hold your jaws and tongue in a relationship that prevents blockage of theairway. Without the device, soft tissues like the tongue, soft palate, and back of the airway tend to come together and seal off the airflow. Wearing a TAP appliance prevents this from happening!
Using a TAP appliance helps almost anyone reduce his or her risk of sleep apnea caused by collapsing of the airway. All that is needed is an impression of your teeth! With this impression, Dr. Lingo will have the custom-fitted TAP made to fit your individual mouth. The comfortable acrylic trays stay in place without any irritation or bulky equipment. The very first night you wear your TAP appliance, you’ll see results!