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Oral Appliance Saves Marriage

Author: Donald Tanenbaum DDS MPH - Board-Certified Orofacial Pain Specialist at New York TMJ & Orofacial Pain

Date: August 24, 2011

Recently, a 52 year old female patient told me about her experience with CPAP. She has a history of loud and disruptive snoring, which ultimately caused her husband to sleep in a separate bedroom.

After being evaluated at a sleep lab, she was diagnosed with mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and was prescribed a CPAP device. Thanks to the CPAP, her snoring was gone, but her husband still slept in the next room–he refused to get into bed with Darth Vadar. Now it was the cumbersome CPAP mask was causing her love life to suffer.

We made her an oral appliance to use nightly as an alternative to the CPAP. Presently, husband and wife are happy again.

Dr. Donald Tanenbaum has been practicing in New York City and Long Island for over 20 years. He is uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat Sleep Apnea, facial pain, TMJ and TMD problems, muscle pain disorders, nerve pain disorders, tension headaches, and snoring. Learn more here

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