Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring with Oral Appliance Therapy
- Posted on: Jun 15 2019
At DeStefano Dentistry, patients in the area of Pittsford, NY have the ability to completely transform their smile with general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. However, many patients are unaware that their dentist can also help with other conditions such as chronic snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
Snoring. We’ve all heard it. It’s a sound that is made by an individual while they sleep and is often outside of their control. It can also be loud or distracting and make it difficult for sleeping partners to rest. When snoring needs to stop, the dentist can help! Dr. Thomas J. DeStefano is pleased to provide patients with snoring relief using oral appliance therapy. This is the use of a special mouth guard that can help eliminating the snoring that can ruin everyone’s sleep!
Obstructive sleep apnea
Oral appliance therapy can also be helpful for patients who have been diagnosed with a sleeping disorder called obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition that can develop due to blockages int eh airways. Patients may stop breathing several hundred times a night while they rest, keeping them from getting to the deep and restorative level of sleep they need to function properly each and every day. Obstructive sleep apnea patients can benefit from the use of a special oral appliance that can help in realigning the jaw and holding down the tongue to keep the airways open throughout the evening. This allow patients to feel well-rested every day and able to concentrate on their job and interpersonal relationships. Oral appliance therapy is often a well-received alternative to the use of a device called a CPAP machine that many primary care physicians may recommend as treatment. While effective, the device can be cumbersome and uncomfortable, resulting in poor compliance by patients. Oral appliance therapy is simpler and more comfortable, making it the clear choice in the treatment of OSA.
Book a visit with DeStefano Dentistry today!
Dr. Thomas J. DeStefano is available to help new and existing patients address common concerns such as obstructive sleep apnea and snoring with the use of oral appliance therapy. Book a visit by calling the front office at (585) 248-2383 and taking time to speak to our team in Pittsford, NY regarding your needs and desires.
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