Been diagnosed with sleep apnea? You must act quickly. Sleep apnea is a severe sleep disorder that interrupts your breathing multiple times when sleeping. When your breathing is interrupted, you can’t get restful sleep because your oxygen-deprived brain needs to arouse your body to restore normal breathing as you sleep.
When you don’t get the much-needed refreshing sleep night after night, this strains your body and major organs. Fortunately, we can treat sleep apnea before it starts a destructive process in your body. Modern Dental Studio in East Brunswick, New Jersey, offers the Vivos system — a non-surgical treatment that uses a customized mouthguard to correct poor craniofacial development.
Several types of sleep apnea exist, but the most common is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This type occurs when the tongue and throat soft tissues relax, obstructing your airway. Although this blockage lasts about 10 seconds, these episodes can occur up to a hundred times a night.
Men and women with unhealthy weight are at an increased risk of sleep apnea, although anyone can have this sleep-disordered breathing condition. Chronic and loud snoring is the classic symptom of sleep apnea, but you can experience other symptoms like:
Untreated sleep apnea can be life-threatening. Several studies have shown the link between sleep apnea and health complications like hypertension, type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and depression. Scary, right? Fortunately, it’s treatable.
Most medical practitioners recommend CPAP therapy or continuous positive airway pressure therapy for sleep apnea. A CPAP unit uses a mask to force air through the airway to keep it open throughout at night. While CPAPs work, many patients find them noisy, uncomfortable, and cumbersome. These inconveniences cause many patients to discontinue CPAP therapy against the doctor’s orders, worsening the condition.
Dr. Tripthi Shetty has a simple solution for sleep apnea. We use the Vivos system to reposition your jaws and prevent the soft tissues from collapsing when sleeping. Also, continued use of the Vivos mouthpiece gradually expands the palate to create enough space for breathing. You should wear the appliance for 10-12 hours to reap maximum benefits.
Unlike CPAPs, customized sleep apnea mouth appliances are comfortable, quiet, easy to travel with, and don’t need electricity to operate. Overall, patients have a great experience using sleep apnea oral appliances.
If you have questions about sleep apnea or want to experience our treatment, please call (732) 432-0123 to schedule an appointment with Modern Dental Studio. We are ready to help you wake up feeling refreshed and energized once again!
If you are seeking a dentist who is trained and certified by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), then consider working with Dr. Tripthi Shetty and her team at Modern Dental Studio of East Brunswick, New Jersey. She can evaluate you for conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea and provide reliable solutions. In addition, she is SMART certified and has completed the education required by the IAOMT, ensuring the safe removal and replacement of silver amalgam fillings in the smile.