Sleep Apnea

As many as 90 million Americans suffer from snoring. Of these snorers, about half have Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a condition in which a person stops breathing for brief periods while sleeping, often many times a night. Other symptoms of sleep apnea include excessive tiredness during the day, morning headaches or migraines & an inability to sleep through the night. Sleep apnea has been linked to many health problems, including high blood pressure, stroke, heart problems, diabetes & depression.

Dr. Camenzuli is an active member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine & the American Sleep & Breathing Academy. He uses the latest techniques in non-CPAP oral appliance therapy for both snoring & sleep apnea. Sleep apnea appliances come in a variety of designs & Dr. Camenzuli will custom-fit your appliance in our office.

Finally, a Comfortable
Solution That Works!

The Oral Sleep Appliance is comfortable & easy to wear. Most people find it only takes one or two nights to get used to it. It is custom-made to fit your mouth & it does not restrict your tongue. You can sleep with your mouth open or closed, on your back, side or stomach.

No more mask or hose
No surgery
No more noise
No more embarrassment
Sleep in any position
Kiss your spouse

Camenzuli Offers a Gentler, Less Invasive Way to Treat Sleep Apnea!

How Sleep Apnea Treatment With Dr. Camenzuli Is Different

Typical treatment for sleep apnea involves wearing a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device while you sleep or getting surgery. A sleep appliance from your dentist avoids these uncomfortable & invasive options & treats both sleep apnea & snoring. At your consultation, Dr. Camenzuli will examine your teeth & mouth, as well as evaluate your unique situation to determine if you are a candidate for a sleep apnea appliance. Then your appliance will be hand-made in a laboratory to specifically fit the shape of your mouth. At the following appointment, Dr. Camenzuli will fit it to your mouth & instruct you on how to use, clean & care for your appliance.

How Sleep Apnea Happens

Sleep apnea is a condition in which your airways become partially obstructed during sleep, caused by the collapse of soft tissues of the throat into the airway, partially or completing blocking breathing for a brief, repeated periods of time. The risk factors for sleep apnea can be either structural or related to your overall health. Those who are obese, have cardiovascular disease, have nasal congestion or allergies or a family history of sleep apnea are more prone to sleep apnea. Structural qualities such as enlarged tonsils or adenoids, deviated septum, receding chin, or poorly aligned teeth are also prone to sleep apnea.

Symptoms & Causes of Sleep Apnea

  • Loud snoring
  • Night Terrors
  • Morning headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Waking up with a dry mouth or sore throat
  • Abrupt awakenings during the night
  • Not feeling alert as soon as you awaken
  • Multiple nightly awakenings to urinate
  • Difficulty concentrating or remembering
  • Uncharacteristic moodiness, depression or irritability
  • Hypertension

How the Sleep
Appliance Works

The Oral Sleep Appliance is worn when you sleep. It keeps your airway open by repositioning your lower jaw slightly forward to prevent your tongue & other tissues from collapsing into your throat. The appliance is very discreet, allowing you to close your lips so it is not obvious that you are wearing it. Unlike a CPAP, the appliance is convenient for travel & can even be used on an airplane.


Of patients with proven sleep apnea state they would like to continue using the Oral Sleep Appliance.


Of patients reported improvement in sleep quality with the Oral Sleep Appliance.


Of patients reported nightly use of the Oral Sleep Appliance.

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