What your dentist in Glen Ridge, New Jersey wants you to know
Sleep dentistry treats snoring and sleep apnea. Typical treatment was wearing a Continuous Positive Air Pressure machine, also known as a CPAP. The CPAP fits over your mouth and nose, providing air flow to you throughout the night. The only problem was many people disliked the poor fit and minimal comfort of the CPAP, so they would discontinue treatment.
Fortunately, sleep dentistry offers another solution to snoring and sleep apnea, and you can get it from your dentist! Dr. Paul Dionne at Glen Ridge Dental Arts has the solution you’ve been waiting for. He proudly serves residents of Glen Ridge, and Montclair, New Jersey and he can help you too!
Most people have experienced snoring, but what is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is the result of soft tissue at the back of your throat relaxing and blocking your airway while you sleep. Your breathing stops for short periods and starts up again, causing disruption in your sleep and lack of oxygen to your vital organs. As you may have guessed, the lack of oxygen can shorten your life and lead to an increased risk of:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Memory impairment
So how do you know if you have sleep apnea? There are some recognizable signs and symptoms of sleep apnea. You may experience:
- Headaches when you wake up
- A sore, dry throat when you wake up
- Suddenly waking up gasping for air or choking
- Excessive sleepiness during the day
- Difficulty concentrating
So how can sleep dentistry help with sleep apnea? Dr. Dionne offers a state-of-the-art solution called an Oral Mandibular Advancement Appliance. The appliance keeps your airway open during the night by gently moving your lower jaw forward and holding it there while you sleep. The result is a completely unobstructed airway, allowing you to breathe freely and sleep fully throughout the night.
Many people prefer the Oral Mandibular Advancement Appliance over the CPAP because it is more comfortable, more portable, and much easier to maintain.
If you suffer from sleep apnea, don’t worry! Wearing a CPAP isn’t the only solution! It’s time for you to discover Sleep Dentistry and what an Oral Mandibular Advancement Appliance can do for you. It’s time to call Dr. Paul Dionne at Glen Ridge Dental Arts, serving residents of Glen Ridge, and Montclair, New Jersey. Call today!