If you snore, grind your teeth at night, wake up often during sleep, generally feel low energy and tired, or feel like you doze off very easily during awake hours, you may have Sleep Apnea. This is a condition where you wake up several times at night because your breathing stops and your brain tells you to take a gasp of air. Research indicates that patients with sleep apnea are at risk of developing other serious medical problems such as stroke, heart disease, heart attack, and diabetes if left untreated. A combination of factors such as your family history, the shape your tongue and neck, the size of your tonsils, your weight, or asthma can make you predisposed to this very serious health condition.
The only way to know if you have sleep apnea is to have a sleep study, whether at a clinic or at home. After being diagnosed, your doctor will talk to you about the two available treatment options: CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) and Oral Appliance Therapy. This is where MFD dentists come in...😀
Modern Family Dentistry offers a complete plan for treating sleep apnea from diagnosis to Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT). If you think you have sleep apnea, book an appointment with one of our Jersey City dentists. We will then walk you through the process of finding out if you do have sleep apnea, if you would benefit from OAT, how much your medical insurance covers OAT, then fabricate a custom oral appliance.
If you are already diagnosed with sleep apnea, use a CPAP, and are looking for an alternative, look no further! Patients often complain about not using their CPAP as often as they should because they feel uncomfortable sleeping with it. We can discuss with you the benefits of using OAT for treating sleep apnea instead of CPAP. If you do not your CPAP as indicated, you may be putting yourself at risk to developing serious medical problems. Let us help you find out if OAT is right for you. Give us a call to schedule a consultation.