How a Dentist Can Treat Sleep Apnea

Is the quality of your sleep suffering due to sleep apnea? This common disorder affects about 25 million adults, and its effects go well beyond excessive sleepiness. Chronic sleep apnea can increase your risk for high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, diabetes and more.

Surprising as it may sound, a dentist can treat your sleep apnea problem. If you’ve been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), we can fit you for a mouth guard-like device that helps keep your airway open and unobstructed.

Those who suffer from OSA may prefer an oral appliance over other options, which include continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy and surgery. Many find a mouthpiece to be the most desirable treatment method because of the following benefits:

  • Comfortable
  • Quiet
  • Portable
  • Easy to care for

If you’re ready to face your sleep apnea problem and improve your overall health, contact integratedDENTAL today at 516.677.9010. We understand that everyone’s condition is different, requiring an individualized treatment solution. That’s why our doctors will make an oral appliance therapy recommendation tailored to your specific needs.

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