Have you recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea? Did you know that your local Croton on Huson dentist Dr. Bard Levey can help effectively and discreetly treat your sleep apnea? Dr. Levey is a credentialed dentist with American Sleep Dentistry (ASD) and offers custom-designed oral sleep appliances for the treatment of sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that can progressively worsen and may impact your overall health and well-being. Sleep apnea can lead to an increased risk of:
- Heart attack
- Cardiovascular Disease
Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition caused by soft tissue collapsing at the back of the mouth causing a blockage of the airway. This occurs repeatedly during sleep causing the body to be deprived of the proper flow of oxygen. Patients who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea often wake many times during the night gasping for air.
If you have not yet been diagnosed with sleep apnea, but suspect you may have sleep apnea, it is important to undergo a sleep study test. Many patients go undiagnosed for far too long allowing sleep apnea to effect their quality of life and even potentially their health. There are common risk factors and symptoms to be aware of. If any of the below apply to you, contact Dr. Levey so that he can coordinator with your physician to schedule a sleep apnea test.
Signs & Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
- Feeling groggy or sleepy during the day
- Dry mouth in the morning
- Headaches in the morning
- Difficulty concentrating
- Restless sleep, sudden waking
Oral Sleep Appliance
Dr. Levey provides oral sleep appliances as an alternative to the CPAP machiene. With oral appliance therapy patients with mild to moderate OSA are able to sleep better and prevent the side effects of the disorder. Oral appliance therapy is similar to a sports mouthguard. Made frome a comfortable soft plasctic the sleep device is custom fit to reposition the jaw. The oral appliance prevents the collapse of soft tissue at the back of the throat preventing obstructive sleep apnea.
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
If you or a loved one have been suffering from snoring, poor sleep or consider yourself at risk for sleep apnea, schedule a consultation with Dr. Levey. Our Croton On Hudson dentist office is convenient for many Westchester County, NY communities. Call our office at (914) 303-6884 or use our online request form and we will contact you shortly.