We don’t mean the emotion, though you just might be feeling it if you or your loved ones have been losing sleep because of snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. MAD is the abbreviation for Mandibular Advancement Device, and it’s a type of oral appliance that could help you and your family experience restful sleep again.
MADs work by keeping your mandible (jawbone) and tongue in a forward position to prevent airway restriction, which can cause snoring and the cessation of your breathing while you sleep. There are different types of MADs, but to ensure the most comfortable fit made of durable materials, we recommend scheduling a visit to Michael Colleran, DDS!
Find What Works for You
Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) has been found to help many sleep apnea sufferers that would like an alternative to CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines. Your San Luis Obispo dentist can evaluate your case and help you determine whether it’s an option you should consider.
Either way, it’s critical that you don’t ignore chronic snoring; if it’s due to sleep apnea, you’re three times more likely to develop diabetes or have a stroke, and 23 times more likely to have a heart attack. You deserve solutions that help you sleep better, so contact us today!
The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.
Dr. Colleran is a nationally renowned dental author and lecturer and an expert on laser dentistry. He has spoken across the country on laser dentistry and had articles appear in several professional journals. He is also sought after by dental manufacturers as a consultant for product evaluation and research. Dr. Colleran is an instructor for the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry, which teaches LANAP and other laser dental procedures to dentists from across the globe.