Not sleeping well? Frequently wake your partner with your snoring? You may suffer from a common condition known as sleep apnea. In fact, over 30,000,000 are affected, with about 90% of those patients going undiagnosed. But, with sleep apnea dentistry, you can sleep soundly and address snoring issues! At Berkshire Family Dental, we are proud to offer treatment options for patients who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and are looking for safe, non-invasive treatment options that can alleviate snoring and other symptoms of sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a relatively common problem, but a serious one. When someone has sleep apnea, they irregularly stop breathing while they sleep, which can result in a variety of symptoms, including:
Sleep apnea can result in the patient being woken up hundreds of times a night without ever even knowing it. In some cases, patients may experience restless sleep due to sleep apnea and may not even realize it! Left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to heart attacks, strokes, uncontrolled high blood pressure, depression, headaches, and fatigue-related accidents.
At Berkshire Family Dental, we are happy to offer a surgery-free, non-invasive sleep apnea treatment that doesn’t involve surgery, or a cumbersome CPAP mask and breathing machine. Worn only while you sleep, our sleep apnea oral appliance fits much like a mouth guard or aligner and is designed with your comfort in mind. It works by supporting the jaw and maintaining an open airway.
Want to learn more about sleep apnea? Visit the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine website and contact our dental practice today to find out about how our oral appliance can help with your sleep apnea!
“Several years ago, my father was diagnosed with a sleep breathing disorder. In an effort to understand the treatment modalities, I soon figured out how I could make an impact in the lives of many people suffering from such a silent but detrimental disorder. I am passionate about learning and decided to focus hundreds of hours of education around Sleep Medicine, and successfully passed the Diplomate Board exam with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, an honor that less than 0.5% of dentists in the United States hold. It is important to me that my patients understand the risks, benefits, and options of care. The most rewarding part of practicing for me is the personal doctor-patient relationship, as I strive to provide patients with the utmost care and respect, all with a gentle demeanor!”