Sleep Apnea Treatments (Oral Appliance Therapy, OAT/eos Sleep Diagnosis) – New York, NY (Midtown)

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Overview

The disorder known as sleep apnea is recognized by persistent stops in your breathing while you sleep. This is caused by the muscles relaxing and gravity pulling close your airways. The short-term suffocation that results creates excessive strain on the body, which may cause heart complications like memory loss, mood change, weight gain, fatigue, and hypertension. There are lots of sleep or snoring apnea alternatives to choose from, varying from airway surgeries such as an adenoidectomy, maxillofacial surgery, a tonsillectomy, or a CPAP device. Sometimes people aren't happy with these solutions. In these instances, they may turn to dental choices to help solve the issue. At Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry in New York, NY, we concentrate on producing custom-fit nighttime guards to offer relief to our sleep apnea patients. Dr. Marianna Farber is pleased to provide this easy, comfortable, and dependable support that will help you attain better health and well-being.

About eos Sleep

After an assessment with Dr.  Farber, you may be referred to eos Sleep, a sleep center in New York City, if she suspects you have sleep apnea. After a sleep study has been conducted, a physician should be able to evaluate the results to decide if you suffer from sleep apnea. Once diagnosed with sleep apnea, Dr. Farber can work with your diagnosing physician to come up with an appropriate treatment plan. If needed, Dr. Farber may also recommend further treatment at eos Sleep.

Best Candidates

People who suffer with severe sleep apnea may not be candidates to receive a dental-based remedy. In these cases, a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine might be among the greatest choices. However, if you have a mild to moderate snoring issue due to sleep apnea, a dental remedy might be exactly what you want. Sleep apnea may be harmful because it stops you from breathing normally hundreds of times every night as the cells in your soft palate and throat collapse. When this occurs, your airway is obstructed, keeping oxygen from getting to your brains and other organs. So naturally, it's critical to have it treated and diagnosed properly using the very best options available.

What To Expect

Sleep apnea treatment by Dr. Farber at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry uses what's known as oral appliance therapy (OAT), which may be quite an effective treatment for sleep apnea. It's a customized device that fits in your mouth at night. It is often compared to a mouth guard for sports or even a retainer. The main difference is that rather than protecting your teeth from harm, it softly places the jaw into a forward position to continue to keep your airway open. There are over a hundred distinct versions on the market, so Dr. Farber will work with you to be certain that you receive the most suitable one for you. This may be determined after she performs an assessment of your jaw, tongue, airway, and teeth. You'll also have oral x-rays and/or imaging performed so that we are able to create detailed impressions of your teeth for your dental appliance.

Follow-Up

After your dental appliance has been created, you will return to our office for a fitting. Dr. Farber will adjust and fit it according to your requirements to make it as comfortable as possible. She will make sure to allow ample time to teach you about your snoring/sleep apnea appliance to include the proper way to clean, store, and maintain it. Dr. Farber will ask you to bring your mouthpiece to future appointments and return every year to watch for wear and tear. Your overall quality of life will dramatically improve if you adhere to provided directions properly.

Insurance Coverage

Insurance policies for sleep apnea therapies may fluctuate, therefore we'll contact your dental insurance carrier to help us determine your out-of-pocket expenses. Whether you carry dental insurance or not, Dr. Farber can give you price estimates while talking about your treatment choices. To help make your dental treatments more affordable, Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry takes several payment methods and might have the ability to assist you in finding low-interest medical financing.

Sleep Apnea Treatments

If your breathing was interrupted numerous times every day due to your own airway being obstructed, you'd seek help straight away. However, if the exact same thing occurs during your sleep, it may be all too simply to ignore as you won't recall it when you awaken. If you think you might be experiencing sleep apnea, then we invite you to schedule an appointment at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry at your first convenience.

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