Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep apnea is a sleep condition that involves several pauses of breathing during the night. Patients with sleep apnea may experience hundreds of episodes in which breathing is briefly stopped, which can greatly disrupt one’s overall health and quality of life. In fact, untreated sleep apnea has been linked to serious health issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and weight gain. The good news is that a dentist may be able to comfortably treat patients with sleep apnea and help them avoid its devastating drawbacks.
At Gramercy Dental Center, we are specially trained to treat sleep apnea. We realize the profound impact this sleep disorder has on your quality of sleep and your overall well-being. We are proud to offer leading sleep apnea treatments in the comfort of our modern dental office. For patients who cannot tolerate CPAP machines, our therapies are an excellent solution for patients with special requirements. We offer customized, FDA approved oral appliances to manage your sleep apnea episodes and prevent the loud snoring that often accompanies your condition. You and your partner deserve a better night’s rest.
Relief from Snoring and Teeth Grinding
Oral appliance therapy can be used to treat a number of dental-related issues that occur during nighttime sleep, including snoring, teeth grinding and sleep apnea. When the oral appliance is in place, the jaw can rest in a comfortable but more open position. This helps to prevent the throat muscles and surrounding walls of tissue from collapsing during sleep. That is what triggers snoring and sleep apnea episodes that restrict oxygen to the brain. A custom-fit oral appliance can also be a comfortable way to protect your teeth and jaws from bruxism, or nighttime teeth grinding.
If you have been told you snore loudly or wake up gasping for air through the night, you may have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Our dentists are uniquely qualified to help you regain a restful night’s sleep as well as protect your overall health from the dangers of sleep apnea. We will also work collaboratively with your physician to ensure you’re getting the most effective care possible.
Contact Gramercy Dental Center if you need an experienced dentist who can address your snoring, teeth grinding and sleep apnea.