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Dental Sleep Medicine

Helping You Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Good sleep is essential for good health. An estimated 54 million adults in the U.S. suffer sleep deprivation from obstructive sleep apnea, and 80% of those with moderate and severe cases are undiagnosed. All considered, about 20% of adults have at least mild symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea. If sleep apnea goes undiagnosed and untreated for long, it can cause various health concerns.

Sleep apnea has been linked to the following and more:

  • Cardiovascular or heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure or hypertension
  • Frequent headaches
  • Decreased libido
  • Unsafe weight gain
  • Depression
  • Memory issues
  • Struggles with concentration
  • Irritability
  • Excessive sleepiness or lethargy

If you experience symptoms such as snoring, trouble concentrating, or daytime fatigue, then it could be caused by sleep apnea. Our dental sleep medicine team from ProHEALTH Dental can help.

Call (855) 750-5011 to learn how we can treat obstructive sleep apnea.

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

If you have obstructive sleep apnea, when you sleep, the muscles in your throat relax so much that your airway temporarily collapses, and you may stop breathing. This triggers you to wake up briefly so you can breathe again. You usually won’t remember any of these brief micro-arousals in the morning, but they can happen as often as 100 times an hour.

What is Dental Sleep Medicine?

Dental sleep medicine is a specific area of dental practice that uses oral appliance therapy to treat a variety of sleep-related disorders. Oral appliance therapy is the process of creating specific mouthpieces and oral equipment to wear while sleeping to help reduce symptoms of those disorders.

Different oral appliance therapy devices include the following and more:

  • Mandibular advancement devices
  • Mouthguards
  • Tongue-retaining devices

Most commonly, dental sleep medicine and oral appliance therapy are used to help people who suffer from chronic snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, but there are other sleep-related disorders that can be treated by our sleep dentists.

Benefits of Oral Appliances

A custom-made oral appliance can bring many different benefits, including:

  • Improved sleep with less or no interruptions
  • Ability to fall asleep faster
  • Reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes
  • Better alertness during the day
  • Overall improvement in mental and emotional health
  • And many more

What Do Our Sleep Dentists Do?

We use a collaborative approach to treat sleep apnea with your physician’s help. Our dentists with a specialization in dental sleep medicine can create a small, custom-made oral appliance, worn only while sleeping, that moves your jaw and tongue slightly forward, preventing your throat from closing when your muscles relax. This device can significantly improve sleep, reduce the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, and can be especially effective for people who are intolerant of CPAP.

Choose ProHEALTH Dental Today for Dental Sleep Medicine

For dental sleep medicine and oral appliance therapy in New York or New Jersey, choose ProHEALTH Dental first. Our team of sleep dentists specializes in finding personalized ways to help patients with sleep apnea, snoring problems, and other sleep-related issues. We have multiple convenient locations, each that offers convenient hours, so scheduling a treatment is easy. With our help, before you know it, you and your loved ones could be getting better sleep again!

Request an appointment with one of our dental sleep medicine experts today.