| What will
the dentist do?
On your first visit, the dentist will
thoroughly examine your teeth and mouth and may use X-rays
to confirm your oral health status. Dental impressions are
required to fabricate an oral appliance, which are then sent
to the laboratory where the appliance is made. Once the appliance
is made, it will be inserted by the Dentist, who will show
you how to insert and remove it yourself, how to clean it
and care for it when you are not using it.
Once you have been using the appliance regularly and notable
relief of symptoms, such as improvement in daytime sleepiness
and elimination or lessening of snoring has occurred, the
Dentist will refer you back to your sleep physician to determine
how effectively the appliance is relieving your snoring and
You will continue to visit the Dentist at regular intervals
(usually over at least a 12-month time period), and he or
she will work with you to maintain and modify your oral appliance
so that it remains effective.
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