Patients with sleep apnea rarely enjoy life. Sleep apnea sufferers live with various symptoms, including morning headaches, loss of libido, poor concentration, and other unpleasant symptoms. Traditionally, doctors use CPAP machines to combat sleep apnea. Although these machines are effective, they are quite bothersome. Luckily, there is an alternative solution that’s effective and easy to use. The Vivos device from Modern Dental Studio in East Brunswick, New Jersey, is a revolutionary system that’s proven to treat sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a sleep-disordered breathing condition that results in the cessation of breathing while sleeping. Although we find several classifications of sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common. This type occurs when your muscles at the back of the throat relax, blocking your airway. While the breathing pauses for a few seconds, sleep apnea episodes can occur several times in one night, denying the body the much-needed oxygen.
Unfortunately, most sleep apnea patients don’t know they have the condition unless their sleeping partner notices raucous snoring. However, if you notice the symptoms below, sleep apnea could be the culprit:
Besides the above symptoms, sleep apnea can put you at risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Hence, sleep apnea isn’t something to take lightly. If you suspect sleep apnea, please book an appointment with Dr. Tripthi Shetty for proper diagnosis and treatment.
CPAP machines have been the go-to treatment for sleep apnea. This device delivers a steady stream of air to ensure your airway remains unobstructed while sleeping. Unfortunately, many patients find CPAPs irritating, cumbersome, and noisy.
Dr. Shetty uses the Vivos system — a custom oral device — to treat mild to moderate sleep apnea and other sleep-related conditions. The process starts with an in-depth consultation with Dr. Shetty. We run several diagnostic tests, including home sleep study, head and neck exams, CBCT scans, etc. The initial consultation helps the dentist to help determine whether the Vivos system is suitable for you.
If Vivos is suitable for you, you will wear a custom-fitted device as instructed by Dr. Shetty. Usually, Vivos treatment lasts for an average of 12-24 months. You will visit our dentist in between the treatment period to monitor your treatment progress and adjust your appliance. Once the Vivos mouthpiece does its job of reforming your mouth parts, you can stop the treatment.
Rather than masking your problems, the Vivos system treats the root cause of sleep apnea, providing a permanent solution. Vivos treatment offers numerous benefits, including:
The Vivos system from Modern Dental Studio is an effective and minimally invasive treatment. To benefit from this treatment, please dial (732) 432-0123 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Tripthi Shetty.
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.