Sleep Apnea Treatment in Scarsdale
Sleep apnea is a disorder where you experience moments in your sleep where you stop breathing or take too shallow of a breath. Sleep apnea disrupts sleep, even if you don’t realize how the condition adversely impacts the quality of your sleep. Fortunately, it is a condition that is treatable. Many patients find they have a lot more energy and feel well rested after they start sleep apnea treatment at the Scarsdale Dental Group.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
The symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Loud snoring
- Poor sleep quality
- Sore or dry throat
- Choking or gasping yourself awake
- Drowsy driving
- Loss of sexual desire
- Waking up through the night
- Exhaustion and fatigue
When you have sleep apnea, it is difficult for you to remain in a deep sleep. The pauses in breathing shift you back into light sleep or wake you up. Some patients don’t know that they have sleep apnea until they have a sleep study completed or a doctor diagnoses them based on having these symptoms. In most cases, a sleep study is required to give a proper sleep apnea diagnosis.
Sleep Apnea Risk Factors
Sleep apnea is fairly common. Here are some of the risk factors for sleep apnea:
- Being male
- Nighttime drinking
- Large tonsils or neck
- Facial shape
Sleep Apnea Treatment Options
Depending on severity sleep apnea can be treated with lifestyle changes, special mouthpieces, breathing devices, and/or surgery. However, sometimes increased exercise, losing weight, and quitting smoking are not enough to stop sleep apnea symptoms and other treatments need to be considered. Scarsdale Dental Group specializes in creating custom-fitted mouthpieces for patients to wear when they are sleeping that positions the lower jaw and tongue in a way that minimizes airway obstruction. This offers patients a great alternative to a loud breathing device or expensive surgery.
Currently, we offer the SomnoDent® Herbst Advance for the effective treatment of sleep-disordered breathing by providing COAT™ (Continuous Open Airway Therapy). SomnoDent oral devices are clinically proven, safe, and FDA cleared for mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea by comfortably positioning the patient’s mandibular forward, clearing the obstructed airway.
Why Patients Choose Scarsdale Dental Group for Sleep Apnea Treatments
Scarsdale Dental Group offers some of the best non-surgical treatment options for sleep apnea. Our team of professionals helps many patients get better sleep using decades of combined expertise. We have cultivated a reputation for using the most innovative technology and individualized attention to enable our patients to experience the best results.
In addition to sleep apnea treatment, we offer a comprehensive range of services from dental implants to cosmetic dentistry and clear braces. We want to be here to help you with all of your dental needs. We aim to offer one-stop support for anything dental-related, even clear braces and instant teeth.
Ready to Get Started?
If you have mild to moderate sleep apnea and are interested in learning more about our sleep apnea treatment options, call 914-723-4707 to schedule an appointment with a dentist in Scarsdale, NY today!