Art of Dentistry PC offers dental sleep medicine in New York, New York, to patients whose health is suffering due to obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, or another sleeping disorder. Our caring dentist and team are committed to helping you rest better at night and improve your overall health. We invite you to contact us at 212-203-4796 to learn more about dental sleep medicine and to make your appointment at our offices, including Manhattan and Lynbrook, with Dr. Zoya Yadgarov.
The quality of your sleep has a significant effect on your health, continued wellbeing, and overall quality of life. When your sleep is disrupted, it can cause you to develop serious health problems. Dental sleep medicine is an area of dentistry that focuses on the use of oral appliance therapy to treat sleep disorders that affect your breathing, such as snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Dentists who provide dental sleep medicine have received additional training and certifications to acquire the knowledge and technical skill to provide oral appliance therapy, and often work closely with sleep physicians to determine the best treatments for their patients.
The most common oral appliance therapies involve the use of an appliance similar to a mouth guard and a CPAP device. Oral appliances are worn in your mouth during sleep, and fit similar to a sports mouth guard or an orthodontic retainer. A CPAP machine provides air through a flexible tubing, and requires you to wear a mask as you sleep. Both of these devices keep your airways open to ensure that they do not become obstructed or collapsed, helping you to rest better at night.
For more information on dental sleep medicine, and to schedule a consultation with our dentist, please call our office today.