Treating your sleep disorder always starts with adequate diagnosis and evaluation. OSA is the result of fallen tissues in the back of the mouth, but to identify it your dentist will scan and assess the airway that was compromised.
Mild to moderate conditions of OSA can be treated by using a Continous Positive Airway Pressure machine. The CPAP therapy involves using an instrument to blow air through the patient's nose by ensuring that their airway is kept open and monitored, thereby, preventing it from collapsing. The device would operate all night.
Oral appliance therapy or non-surgical means of treating OSA is commonly the first attempt made by a physician to treat the sleep disorder without surgical intervention.
This treatment is proved to be very useful for those patients suffering from mild to moderate sleep apnea.