For milder cases of sleep apnea, lifestyle changes such as losing weight or quitting smoking may be recommended. If these measures don't improve your signs and symptoms or if your apnea is moderate to severe, a number of options are available. Dr Barsky offers an oral appliance designed to open your throat by bringing your jaw forward, which can sometimes relieve snoring and mild obstructive sleep apnea. With his extensive training as a prosthodontist, Dr Barsky has years of experience in treating patients with TMJ disorders, working closely with Miami's leading Sleep Disorder Centers.
You may need to try different devices before finding one that works for you. Once you find the right fit, you'll still need to follow up with Dr Barsky at least every six months during the first year and then at least once a year after that to ensure that the fit is still good and to reassess your signs and symptoms.