Is it possible to cure sleep apnea?

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Hi, my name is Dr. Dane Kinghorn. I'm a general dentist practicing dentistry at Belgrade Dental Associates. We have been serving the Gallatin Valley for ten years now. Is it possible to cure sleep apnea? It is not actually possible to cure sleep apnea, but there are a couple of options for treating the symptoms. The first that we as dentist prescribe is known as a mandibular repositioning device, which is used to reposition the mandible and open the airway at night allowing the proper flow of oxygen. The other option is known as a CPAP, which stands for continuous positive airway pressure.