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Sleep Apnea

The first sign of sleep apnea is usually loud snoring. Accompanied by excessive tiredness, gasping to wakefulness, headaches after sleep, and other symptoms, it’s time to find out if you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Victor Dental Care does not provide diagnostics, but we do offer a treatment alternative.

Diagnosis

If you think you may have sleep apnea, talk to your primary care physician. You may need to undergo a sleep study to evaluate whether you have OSA and if so, the severity. In obstructive sleep apnea, the throat relaxes and soft tissues block the airway. Lack of oxygen causes the nervous system to wake you — hence the gasping awake — to breathe. Over time, untreated sleep apnea can lead to heart disease, stroke, and more life-threatening medical issues.

Dental Apnea Treatment

Once you receive a diagnosis of sleep apnea, you need to explore treatment options. While continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a preferred treatment, many patients have difficulty acclimating to the mask, hose, and blowing air that keeps soft tissues from collapsing into the airway. Your dentist offers an alternative to CPAP. Our patients in Victor, NY, and the surrounding areas are enjoying successful sleep apnea treatment with dental appliances.

We will create an appliance, customized for you, that encourages your jaw to move forward so your palate and soft tissues don’t block your airway. The appliance is similar to a sports mouthguard or a mouthpiece used to stop teeth grinding. It’s easy to get used to and doesn’t cause the stress and frustration of CPAP.

Next Steps

If you suspect that you or a loved one is experiencing sleep apnea, call your doctor, get tested, and receive your diagnosis. Then call us at 585.924.8940 to schedule an appointment and start on the road to a good night’s sleep.

If you have sleep apnea, call 585.924.8940 or contact us today to begin treatment.

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