Snoring And Sleep Apnea

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Millions of Americans snore, and many of them also suffer from something called obstructive sleep apnea.  Sleep Apnea is a condition that restricts your breathing while you sleep, limiting the amount of oxygen you get. Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can result in excessive snoring, poor sleep, fatigue, gasping and choking while sleeping, and in severe cases, even death. It is very important to let your doctor and dentist know if you think that you may have sleep apnea.

Westchester Dental Care, in Mount Kisco, NY has helped many of our dental patients who have sleep apnea.  With a simple oral appliance, they can now sleep safely and soundly and function better during the day.

Do You Have Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea occurs when your airway is blocked while you’re sleeping. This prevents oxygen from reaching your heart, brain, and other organs. Those who suffer from sleep apnea will typically wake up several times during the night, but each time may be so short that they don’t really remember it in the morning.  These patients may also suffer from excessive daytime sleepiness, which makes performing certain tasks or driving very dangerous.

Most people who have it don’t even know that they have sleep apnea. If you find yourself waking up suddenly at night with a choking feeling or if your partner complains about loud snoring and gasping in your sleep, you should immediately talk to your doctor about sleep apnea. At Westchester Dental Care, we can do a preliminary exam where we will review the symptoms of sleep apnea with you.  If necessary, we will refer you to a medical specialist who can help you do a sleep study to find out whether or not you have it.

Oral Appliance Therapy For Sleep Apnea

Oral Appliance Therapy is one of the most effective and easiest ways to treat sleep apnea.  Making an oral appliance is quick, easy, and painless.  If your physician has diagnosed you with sleep apnea, we can create a custom oral appliance that you  wear while you sleep. The oral appliance is comfortable and easy to wear, and it will keep your tongue from blocking your airway, allowing you to breathe normally and get a full night’s sleep.

If you or someone you love snores loudly and you think they might have Obstructive Sleep Apnea, please give us a call right now at (914) 241-2242 to schedule a complimentary consultation.  Left untreated, sleep apnea can be fatal, so please don’t put this off.

We look forward to helping you get a good night’s sleep every night!  At Westchester Dental Care we are not only committed to your oral health, we are committed to your overall health as well.

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

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