Sleep Apnea Dental Implications

Sleep Apnea Dental Implications

April 22, 2023

If you struggle with sleep apnea, dental treatments can offer relief. Our team will work with you to customize a plan that best fits your needs.

Customized Treatment Plans

At our clinic, we take a personalized approach to treating sleep apnea. Our trained dentists will evaluate your condition and create an individual plan for your dental care.

Advanced Equipment

We use top-of-the-line dental equipment to ensure your treatment is comfortable and effective.

Night Guards

Our custom-fitted night guards help to adjust your jaw and airway to relieve the symptoms of sleep apnea.

Mouth Sprays

Some patients prefer to use mouth sprays to reduce the disruption caused by snoring and interrupted breathing.

Oral Surgery

In some cases, oral surgery may provide a long-term solution for sleep apnea if other treatments are ineffective.

Tips for Better Sleep

In addition to treatment options, there are several things you can do to improve your sleep quality:

Avoid Alcohol

Alcohol relaxes the muscles in your throat, making it more likely for sleep apnea symptoms to occur.

Get Regular Exercise

Exercising helps to strengthen the muscles that control breathing, reducing the potential for sleep apnea.

Sleep On Your Side

Sleeping on your back can worsen sleep apnea symptoms. Try sleeping on your side instead.

Reduce Stress

Stress can cause sleep disruption, so it’s important to practice relaxation techniques like meditation or deep breathing exercises.

The Benefits of Treatment

Proper sleep apnea treatment can lead to a variety of health benefits:

Better Sleep Quality

Treating sleep apnea can improve the quality and duration of your sleep, leading to more restful nights.

Reduced Risk of Disease

Untreated sleep apnea can lead to an increased risk of serious health conditions, like heart disease and stroke.

Improved Daily Functioning

With improved sleep, you’ll feel more energized and refreshed throughout the day.

Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

It’s important to recognize the signs of sleep apnea to receive proper care:

Stopped Breathing During Sleep

You may notice episodes of stopped breathing or choking during sleep.

Loud Snoring

Snoring can be a symptom of sleep apnea, especially if it’s loud and frequent.

Morning Headaches

Waking up with headaches is common in sleep apnea patients due to low oxygen levels during sleep.

Daytime Fatigue

Sleep apnea can cause daytime fatigue, even with a full night’s rest.

Insurance Coverage

Coverage for sleep apnea treatment can vary based on individual insurance plans, but many policies cover the costs of diagnosed sleep apnea treatments.

Verify Your Coverage

It’s important to check with your insurance provider to understand your coverage for sleep apnea treatments.

Flexible Payment Plans

For services not covered under your insurance, we offer a variety of flexible payment plans to help make treatment more affordable.

Maximize Your Plan

We’ll work with you to explore all possible coverage options and help you maximize your insurance benefits.

The Importance of Treating Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea can have serious health implications, including:

Compromised Immune System

Without proper sleep, the body’s immune system can be compromised, leading to an increased risk of illness.

Increased Risk of Accidents

Daytime sleepiness can increase your risk of accidents while driving or operating machinery.

Higher Risk for Heart Disease

Sleep apnea has been linked to an increased risk for heart disease and other cardiovascular problems.

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Dr. Sonya Reddy received her education at the prestigious NYU College Of Dentistry, where she also received special training in Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Reddy is a member of the American Cosmetic Dentists, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and a SMART certified and accredited member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology.