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Treatment For Sleep Apnea & Snoring

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a debilitating disorder where you stop breathing for ten seconds or more while asleep. This disruption can occur hundreds of times a night, but because you don’t fully wake up during these times, you may not even be aware that you have it.

You may also not be aware that sleep apnea causes you to snore loudly and perhaps even choke and gasp for air, and it can have a profoundly negative impact on your health. So, if you’ve been told that you snore or make loud gasping sounds during the night, it’s time to find out if you have sleep apnea.

The Connection Between Treatment For
Sleep Apnea & TMJ

At New York TMJ & Orofacial Pain, we collaborate with countless physicians who send their sleep apnea patients to us. You may wonder why a doctor would send a patient in need of treatment for sleep apnea to a TMJ practice.

Because we are experts in dental appliance* therapy.

For many years, the specialists at our practice have successfully used dental appliances to help our TMJ patients. But, because so many patients have both sleep apnea and TMJ, we discovered that dental appliance therapy can be an excellent treatment for sleep apnea as well as for TMJ. This extensive experience enables us to design the correct type of appliance for each patient and monitor it over time, with great outcomes.

As a result, we have earned the trust of countless doctors in the New York City metro area to provide effective TMJ treatment and treatment for sleep apnea with dental appliances for their patients.

Sleep Apnea Treatment At New York
TMJ & Orofacial Pain

Although dental appliance therapy for sleep apnea isn’t the only treatment for sleep apnea available, depending on the severity of your sleep apnea, several other treatments are often used in combination as we search for the best solution. They include:

  • A CPAP machine
  • Weight loss
  • Improvement of nasal breathing & sinus health
  • Removal of tonsils
  • Tongue strengthening exercises
  • Surgery of the oropharyngeal tissues
  • Orthodontics
  • Corrective jaw surgery
  • Implantable devices to move the tongue forward, such as Inspire

But dental appliances as a treatment for sleep apnea is embraced by the medical community and patients because it is well-tolerated by most people – and it works.

Find out if you’re a candidate for dental appliance therapy for sleep apnea. Make an appointment at one of our three New York City metropolitan offices by calling 888-560-6674. If you can’t call, please complete this quick form , and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Why Patients Choose Dental Appliance Sleep Apnea Treatment Over CPAP

Based on the severity condition, your doctor may have recommended sleep apnea treatment using a CPAP machine, which requires you to wear a mask or nasal attachment attached to an air pump during the night to assist the passage of air into your lungs. CPAP treatment is considered the gold standard of care, but countless patients have a hard time using it on a nightly basis, chiefly due to discomfort.

If your CPAP machine is in the closet, never to be used again, you are still at risk of serious health problems. You must get treatment for your sleep apnea as soon as possible, and that’s where dental appliance therapy for sleep apnea can be a lifesaver. Don’t leave yourself at risk. Find out if dental appliance therapy for sleep apnea is right for you. And if you have a combination of sleep apnea and TMJ, you’re in the right place.

According to The Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine, dental appliances for sleep apnea treatment can help keep your airway open, improve your sleep, restore your alertness, and revitalize your health. So, if you have sleep apnea, TMJ, or both, ask your doctor for a referral to our office, or call 888-560-6674 to make an appointment.

Learn more about the condition and how we provide sleep apnea treatment at New York TMJ & Orofacial Pain here.

* The terms dental appliance and oral appliance are interchangeable.