Sleep Apnea Treatment in New York, NY
At Revitta Smile, we offer custom night guards as a less invasive form of sleep apnea treatment. Unlike CPAP machines, custom-fitted night guards are a more comfortable solution for protecting your health against the side effects of sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a common disorder that affects millions of Americans. In obstructive sleep apnea, the airway becomes partially or completely blocked during sleep, causing the breath to repeatedly stop and start. Common effects of sleep apnea include daytime fatigue, memory loss, mood change, and weight gain.
Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea
While the symptoms of sleep apnea can vary, patients often report the following:
- Heavy snoring
- Periodic loss of breath during sleep
- Struggling to breathe while sleeping
- Constant fatigue
- Lack of energy
- Weight gain
- Dry throat
- Mood swings and irritability
Left untreated, sleep apnea can affect your total body health and contribute to the development of other health conditions, including heart disease, irregular heartbeat, stroke, diabetes, and hypertension, or elevated blood pressure.
What Treatments are Available for Sleep Apnea?
During your dental exam, our team will look for signs that indicate you may have sleep apnea. Common treatments for sleep apnea are a CPAP machine or custom-fitted oral appliance.
CPAP (Compliance Positive Airway Pressure) machines use a small air blower connected to a cushioned mask that covers your nose. The blower forces air through a flexible hose into the show to help keep your airways open while you sleep.
Our team also can design custom oral appliances to help keep the airways during sleep. Oral appliances are often preferred by patients who suffer from mild to moderate sleep apnea when compared to treatment with bulky CPAP machines.
At your sleep apnea consultation, our team will help you determine the best sleep apnea treatment plan for your needs and lifestyle.
Schedule Your Sleep Apnea Screening Today
Are you having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep? Sleep apnea may be the culprit, and seeking treatment can help preserve your quality of sleep and overall health. Call Revitta Smile today to schedule your sleep apnea screening.
Definition of Dental Terminology
Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite.
Tooth decay is when the enamel of the tooth begins to decay and cause erosion from plaque and tartar on the teeth.
Dental caries are also known as cavities and result from a lack of proper oral hygiene leaving plaque that forms tiny holes in the teeth.
A dental checkup is an appointment that involves cleaning the teeth, identifying any signs of infection and removing said signs of infection at least once every six months in the office.
A dental filling involves restoring the structure of the tooth by using metal, alloy, porcelain or plastic to fill the tooth.
A dental prophylaxis is a professional and detailed cleaning that involves the removal of plaque, calculus and stains from the teeth.
Dental sealants contain a resinous material that we apply to the chewing surfaces of the posterior teeth to prevent dental caries.
A dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity.
Gingivitis is the inflammation of gum tissue that results from plaque, other infections in the mouth and poor oral hygiene.
Preventive dentistry is the dentistry that focuses on maintaining oral health in order to prevent the spread of plaque, the formation of tartar and infections in the
Tartar forms when plaque builds up on the surface of the teeth and calcifies into a hard surface that is much more difficult to remove and will require professional treatment.
Tooth enamel is the protective visible outer surface of a tooth that contains the dentin and dental pulp.