At Modern Dental Studio, Dr. Tripthi Shetty and her team are committed to providing solutions to East Brunswick, New Jersey, area patients for common dental concerns. Additionally, patients can also seek treatment for other conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea. In addition, our team is pleased to provide patients with Vivos appliance treatment as a CPAP alternative. Dr. Tripthi Shetty is a member of American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM).
Understanding obstructive sleep apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition that causes a person to stop breathing for brief periods during sleep. OSA happens when the back muscles in the throat relax too much and block the airway. It can also result from the tongue falling back into the throat during sleep. This blockage can cause snoring and may also lead to breathing pauses that indicate obstructive sleep apnea.
What are the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea?
The most common symptom of OSA is loud snoring, but there are many other symptoms as well. These include:
- Waking up gasping for air
- Choking or coughing during sleep
- Restless sleep
- Daytime fatigue or sleepiness
- Morning headaches
- Irritability or mood changes
- Trouble concentrating
How does the Vivos appliance provide treatment for obstructive sleep apnea patients?
The Vivos appliance is a custom-fitted mouthpiece that helps open the airway and reduce or eliminate snoring. The device is worn during sleep and works by bringing the lower jaw and tongue forward. This prevents the collapse of the nasal and oral airway, which can cause obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Tripthi Shetty of Modern Dental Studio finds this a less invasive way of addressing the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, making it a highly desirable alternative to the CPAP machine recommended by most primary care physicians. It effectively addresses the issue while remaining comfortable to wear, easy to care for, and simple to use!
Request an appointment today
Dr. Tripthi Shetty of Modern Dental Studio in East Brunswick, NJ, is excited to offer patients a solution for their obstructive sleep apnea with the Vivos appliance. If you are ready to learn more about this alternative to the dreaded CPAP machine, call our office at (732) 402-8858 to request a visit at 577 Cranbury Road, Suite #C-1.