Sleep Apnea Treatment Philadelphia
Dr Siegel offers effective solutions to treat Sleep Apnea that donâ€™t involve surgery or noisy, uncomfortable devices (CPAP). Effective sleep apnea treatment may include the use of comfortable, custom-made oral appliances that reposition your jaw as you sleep.
Non-Invasive Sleep Apnea Treatment
Dr. Siegel believes in using effective, non-invasive methods to treat patients with Sleep Apnea. He has the knowledge and experience to handle conditions that may be preventing you from getting a good nightâ€™s sleep, and possibly endangering your health.
Without resorting to uncomfortable and complicated apparatus or surgery, Dr. Siegel has resolved many Sleep Apnea cases. You owe it to yourself to know your options before resorting to drastic measures.
How Does Dr. Siegel Treat Sleep Apnea?
Dr. Siegel treats Sleep Apnea by conducting a thorough evaluation of each patient.Â
After youâ€™ve answered the questions on Dr. Siegelâ€™s Sleep Survey, one of our staff members will get back to you promptly with your results and contact you to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Siegel. During this consultation, he will conduct a thorough oral exam and look for any indicators in the teeth and jaws that could be affecting your air passages.
After your initial consultation and exam, Dr. Siegel will need to order a Sleep Test. While you can go to the clinic for this test, Dr. Siegel can provide you with one of our special sleep test machines that can be used comfortably while you sleep in your own bed.
Whether you take the Sleep Test at a sleep center or at home, the results will be analyzed by a professional Sleep Technician. Once the results are in, Dr. Siegel can begin your treatment.
Call now to schedule a sleep apnea treatment consultation at our Philadelphia area office with Dr. Siegel at 610-272-0828 or request an appointment online.
Oral Sleep Apnea Appliances
Dr. Siegel has had success treating patients with mild to intermediate Sleep Apnea using oral appliances. These appliances or mouthpieces are worn in the mouth during the night and help keep your airways open. The SomnoDent MAS is a custom-fitted mouthpiece that goes over the lower and upper teeth. It fits comfortably and looks something like a sports mouth guard.
The appliance works by moving the jaw slightly forward and keeping the tongue from falling back over your windpipe. When your jaw and tongue are in the correct place, your airways remain open throughout the night and you sleep soundly without disruptions.
The mouthpiece is comfortable and discreet because it is custom-made for you. It doesnâ€™t impose on your tongue and you have the ability to open and close your jaw, mouth and lips.
This simple treatment is usually enough to keep you breathing normally through the night while you sleep. In most cases, the appliance prevents snoring and is an effective solution for mild to intermediate cases of Sleep Apnea.
This non-invasive treatment for Sleep Apnea can be an excellent alternative for some patients rather than uncomfortable, bulky apparatus like the CPAP machine or surgery to remove excess tissue from the air passages.
Call to schedule a Sleep Consultation with Dr. Siegel at 610-272-0828 or click here to request an appointment online.
Advanced Sleep Apnea Treatment in Philadelphia
In some extreme cases, advanced treatment for Sleep Apnea is called for and patients (in extreme cases) may need surgery or CPAP devices. If Dr. Siegel determines that oral appliances and other non-invasive treatment canâ€™t help you, he will refer you to a practitioner specializing in advanced treatment.
Some advanced cases of Sleep Apnea are treated with surgery to remove obstructions in the airways. A specialist may remove excess tissue in the throat, tonsils, adenoids, the uvula, or even parts of the soft palate and the throat. Surgery is usually done as a last resort for advanced Sleep Apnea cases.
CPAP, or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure is a treatment that uses air pressure to keep your airways open while you sleep. CPAP is used to treat advanced and some intermediate cases of Sleep Apnea. This treatment is done using a CPAP machine, but can be uncomfortable, noisy and invasive.
CPAP machines has a mask that fit over your nose or your nose and mouth. The mask is kept in place with straps while you're wearing it. A tube connects the mask to the machine, which blows air into the tube. The CPAP machine itself can cause sleep deprivation due to discomfort, skin rashes and noise.
Treat Your Sleep Apnea Without Surgery And Without Masks and Hoses
Dr. Siegel believes in using effective, non-invasive methods to treat patients with Sleep Apnea. He has the knowledge and experience to handle conditions that may be preventing you from getting a good nightâ€™s sleep, and possibly endangering your health. You owe it to yourself to know your options before resorting to drastic measures.
If you live in the Philadelphia area, please call to schedule a sleep apnea treatment consultation with Dr. Siegel at 610-272-0828 or request an appointment online.