Sleep apnea is a fairly common sleeping disorder that can interrupt a person’s sleep. If you struggle with breathing through the night or find yourself waking up constantly, we can help. At our Lynbrook family dental clinic, we can provide an oral appliance, much like a sports mouthguard or retainer, that will keep your airway open while you sleep so that you can get a good night’s rest. Call 516-774-4895 today or visit Art of Dentistry PC in Lynbrook, NY if you feel you would benefit from oral appliance therapy or our "no knife" noninvasive laser dentistry with no needles and no downtime.

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What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a potentially dangerous sleep disorder that involves interruptions and pauses in breathing during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by obstructions in the airway, such as the tongue rolling back in the throat or collapsed tissues in the airway. Untreated sleep apnea can contribute to several serious health conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and liver problems. While sleep apnea is more common in older men and people who are obese, it is a is a very common problem that can affect more than 200,000 people in the United States per year.

Sleep apnea must be diagnosed by a sleep physician. We recommend that you talk to a dentist near you, as well as your doctor if you suffer from the symptoms of sleep apnea.

Common Signs of Sleep Apnea

A person suffering from sleep apnea might not even be aware that they have the condition since it affects them while they sleep. Symptoms of sleep apnea include loud snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, insomnia, nightmares, depression, dry mouth, sleep deprivation, dry throat, headaches, fatigue, and more.

Some common signs to watch for include:common signs of sleep apnea

  • Extreme drowsiness during the day
  • Personality changes and irritability
  • Difficulty staying asleep
  • Snoring
  • Awakening with a very dry or sore throat
  • Frequent morning headaches

Treatment Options For Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Dental sleep treatment is an area of dentistry that focuses on the use of oral appliance therapy or noninvasive laser dentistry to treat sleep disorders that affect your breathing, such as snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea and snoring treatment options depend largely on the severity of each individual patient’s condition. Treatment for sleep apnea typically includes weight loss and the use of a breathing-assistance machine.

Dentists who provide dental sleep medicine have received additional training and certifications to acquire the knowledge and technical skill to provide treatment for sleep apnea and snoring, and often work closely with sleep physicians to determine the best treatments for their patients.

Dr. [doctor_name] can help you with your sleep apnea disorder by prescribing an oral appliance that places the jaw in just the right position to open the airway and allow you to properly breathe as you sleep.

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Sleep Apnea Devices Lynbrook

Oral Appliances For Sleep Apnea & Snoring Treatment

If you suffer from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, our dentist can provide an oral appliance, much like a sports mouthguard or retainer, to keep your airway open while you get a good night’s rest. The oral appliance works to treat obstructive sleep apnea by fitting over your teeth to help keep your airway open while you sleep. It works by preventing the tongue from blocking the air passage or by holding your jaw in a position that prevents airway blockages during sleep.

Laser Dentistry For Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Laser dental technology provides us with options for treating sleep apnea and snoring without surgery. This noninvasive therapy allows us to provide relief for sleep apnea services without downtime. Unlike oral appliances or CPAP machines, laser procedures do not require additional devices or appliances to be worn while sleeping, and patients report little to no discomfort during the laser procedures.

CPAP Machine

A continuous positive airway pressure machine, or CPAP, provides constant airflow through flexible tubing and requires you to wear a mask as you sleep.

CPAP for Sleep Apnea

As you sleep, the airflow from the CPAP prevents the collapse of your airway, allowing you to breathe without exerting so much effort so you can rest comfortably and sleep without interruption. This uninterrupted sleep can help prevent or may even reverse serious health problems linked to sleep apnea such as heart disease and stroke. The quality of your sleep will improve, allowing you to feel more rested and alert during the daytime, and your memory and mood may also improve.

Contact Our Office For Help With Your Sleep Apnea and Snoring Today

If you live in the Lynbrook, NY area and looking for a dentist near you after suffering from sleep apnea, or if you are unsure if you have sleep apnea and find yourself searching for a "sleep apnea dentist near me" please contact our Lynbrook dental clinic. Our dentists in Lynbrook would be happy to meet with you and give you more information on available sleep apnea treatments. We welcome you to call or visit our dental practice today. We are committed to helping you improve your health! 516-774-4895

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