Is snoring keeping you awake at night! Snoring is not only robbing you of needed rest, but can also be the sign of a serious health risk. Find out about this risk in our FREE infographic.
How Serious is Your Snoring!
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- What is Sleep Apnea?
- How common is it?
- What are the associated health risks?
How long has it been since you’ve enjoyed a restful, snore-free night of sleep? Do you find yourself waking up several times each night? Do you feel groggy and tired throughout each day? Many patients with these symptoms may actually be suffering from a disorder known as sleep apnea. Penfield, NY, patients with this disorder actually stop breathing during their sleep, causing oxygen deprivation.
Why should I see a dentist for my sleep disorder?
In the past, only medical doctors treated sleep apnea cases. In more recent years however, dentists have begun treating patients suffering from the disorder. Many patients living with sleep apnea may have tried a continuous positive airway pressure therapy (CPAP) machine. While this machine is meant to help maintain oxygen intake throughout the night, it\\\\\\\’s bulky with large hoses that need to be connected, and can be quite uncomfortable to use. In fact, oftentimes, patients simply give up and quit using it! Dentists have found that many may suffer from sleep apnea due to re-positioning of the jaw and soft tissues falling into the back of the throat during sleep. When this occurs, airflow is blocked, leading to oxygen deprivation, snoring, and symptoms of sleep apnea. Dentists have developed small and comfortable appliances to set your jaw into the appropriate position, therefore decreasing sleep apnea symptoms.
What are my treatment options?
Dr. Manish Sanon offers two appliance therapy options. The first is a traditional nightguard which comfortably re-positions your jaw, keeping your airways open during sleep. The second is a TAP appliance (Thornton Adjustable Positioner). The TAP appliance holds the lower jaw in a forward position to prevent it from opening, thus preventing the airway from collapsing. Both appliances are custom designed by our dental lab and are similar to a removable orthodontic retainer. They can be ready for you to pick up in as little as a week from your initial consult.
While there is no cure for sleep apnea, our Penfield, NY, patients are highly satisfied with the results of their appliance therapy. Could you – or your spouse – benefit from an uninterrupted, peaceful night of sleep? Schedule a consultation with The Smile Center of Rochester today. You\’ll be on your way to sweeter dreams tomorrow!