Dental Sleep Medicine

Sleep Disorders

Are You Getting A Goodnight’s Rest?

  • Approximately 40% of adults over 40 have snoring issues
  • Snoring and Sleep Apnea worsens with age, increasing your risk of heart disease and diabetes
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What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea is a potentially serious disorder, in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep.

The potential complications of untreated sleep apnea include: high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment, daytime sleepiness, diabetes, weight gain, impotency, and increased mortality. Snoring and mild to moderate Sleep Apnea can often be treated with an oral appliance.

While physicians often recommend a C-PAP (a breathing machine with a mask), many patients find an oral appliance less intrusive and more comfortable.

The oral appliance consists of plastic mouthpieces that fit over the teeth and move the bottom jaw forward. This creates a larger airway, which increases airflow. It is effective for about 85% of patients with mild to moderate Sleep Apnea and snoring. Sleep appliances are often covered by medical insurance if accompanied by a sleep study and physician’s prescription.

The symptoms of Sleep Apnea

  • Loud or disruptive snoring
  • Awaking with choking or gasping for air
  • Frequent urination disrupting sleep
  • Grogginess, morning headaches
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness

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What to do if you have Sleep Apnea Symptoms

If you have any of these symptoms, speak to your doctor or dentist. A dentist specially trained to treat sleep disorders, can facilitate in helping you get the right treatment.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine estimates there are over 50 million Americans who suffer from Sleep Apnea and don’t even know it. Left untreated, it can lead to serious health issues. Ask us today about getting screened.

Unlike in the past, where patients had to spend the night at a sleep testing center, newer tests can be done in your own home with a small electronic device. Our sleep coordinator can arrange for the home test and help coordinate medical insurance benefits. Ask us today about getting screened to see if you may have a sleep disordered breathing problem.

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Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about our Sleep Disorders treatment, call us at 212.246.8700 to schedule a consultation. Gallery57 Dental is proud to serve Manhattan and the surrounding areas of NYC.

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