Sleep Apnea and Snoring Treatment
Snoring, pauses while breathing, and other symptoms of sleep apnea can be threatening to your overall health. The condition affects millions of people, and can often lead to fatigue, headaches, and other symptoms you may not even associate with sleep apnea. Dr. Konstantine Trichas at Upper East Side Dental Arts offers advanced sleep apnea treatments that can help you achieve a healthier, more peaceful slumber.
For more information on sleep apnea, or to schedule an appointment here at our practice, please contact us today.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a condition in which the soft tissues and muscles of the nasal passages, throat, and tongue become so relaxed during sleep they actually narrow the passages through which you breathe. The results are often snoring and teeth grinding, but it can also lead to pauses while breathing of up to ten seconds or more. You may not even be aware that you have sleep apnea unless someone else is there to witness it. Sleep apnea is an extremely dangerous condition which can pose serious risks to your health… and even your life.
Risks of Sleep Apnea
Health risks of sleep apnea include:
- Sudden cardiac death
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Loss of memory
- Gastric reflux
Sleep Apnea Treatment Options
If you suspect you may have sleep apnea, Dr. Trichas offers a variety of treatment options that can reduce the risks posed by the condition. Once you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, Dr. Trichas can have a custom-designed oral appliance created for you that will help open your breathing passages during sleep for a normal flow of air. These appliances can reduce snoring, lessen the risk of breathing pauses, and even work to prevent you from grinding your teeth during sleep. Our oral appliances are designed by experienced professionals who create snore guards and nightguards based on your unique oral structures, allowing for the results to be as comfortable and well-fitting as possible. Customized oral appliances can not only reduce health risks, they can also help you to enjoy a more restful, peaceful night’s sleep.
Contact Upper East Side Dental Arts
Please contact Upper East Side Dental Arts if you would like more information on sleep apnea, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Trichas.