If you snore heavily at night, it may be disturbing the sleep of everyone in your household. In some cases, snoring may be more than a nuisance and could indicate a serious sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea. At Kara Dental Group we provide leading-edge treatment for Port Chester sleep apnea with customized oral appliance therapy. Our goal is to help you enjoy better sleep and better overall health.
A full night of uninterrupted sleep is vital to your sense of well-being, but if you have obstructive sleep apnea, you may find yourself waking up frequently throughout the night. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles at the back of the throat collapse during sleep, causing the airway to become blocked. To accurately diagnose this condition, you will need to undergo a sleep study, which allows your physician to observe your symptoms while you’re at rest. Patients with obstructive sleep apnea may present with heavy snoring, pausing or ceasing to breathe, waking up abruptly and gasping for air. The disturbance to your sleep cycle may also cause fatigue, headaches and difficulty concentrating throughout your day. While to treat some cases of sleep apnea, your medical doctor may prescribe a CPAP machine, which is a device that supplies continuous pressure through a mask worn over your nose to keep your airway open, in cases of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea our skilled and experienced dentist can alleviate symptoms with a customized Port Chester sleep apnea oral appliance. Your comfortable, portable oral appliance fits like a retainer, creating a slight protrusion in your lower jaw, which allows for better airflow. Our friendly professional team will teach you how to properly utilize and care for your appliance, to ensure the most effective outcome of care.
At Kara Dental Group we provide customized Port Chester sleep apnea oral appliances to help you breathe easier and sleep better. To learn more about sleep apnea or to schedule an appointment, give us a call today.