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What is sleep apnea, and how is it treated?

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Our team at Modern Dental Studio of East Brunswick, New Jersey, offers more than just cleanings and fillings. Our team also works with patients with certain sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea. In addition to providing patients with more information regarding this condition, we also offer treatment options for patients to consider outside of CPAPs that are often recommended by primary care physicians. If you are in the area and are interested in learning more about obstructive sleep apnea and treatment solutions, continue reading!

What is obstructive sleep apnea?

Dr. Tripthi Shetty describes obstructive sleep apnea as a severe sleeping disorder and malfunction of the nasal or oral cavities that cause patients to experience a break in breathing throughout the night while sleeping. This can cause patients to keep from getting the deep sleep they need to feel well-rested the next day. Patients can address the symptoms and problems associated with this condition by treating obstructive sleep apnea to improve their individual quality of life.   Dr. Tripthi Shetty is a member of American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM).

What can be done about obstructive sleep apnea?

A primary care physician or sleep doctor may automatically recommend a CPAP machine for most patients with OSA. Patients wear a special mask over the nose and mouth at night while they sleep, as the CPAP machine maintains an open airway during rest. However, many patients find these devices difficult to travel with or uncomfortable to wear. This is when CPAP alternatives, such as special sleep apnea mouthguards, are considered.

How does a sleep apnea mouthguard work?

At our practice, we can provide relief from obstructive sleep apnea using the Vivos system. This is an FDA-approved mouthguard, or “oral appliance,” designed to correct poor craniofacial development that is the cause of obstructive sleep apnea. By wearing a specialized mouthpiece at night, the airways can remain open, and patients can reduce or even eliminate the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea.

How do I learn more about CPAP alternatives for obstructive sleep apnea?

If you reside in the East Brunswick, NJ area and want to speak to Dr. Tripthi Shetty about your options, connect with her today by calling (732) 402-8858 and scheduling a consultation visit at 577 Cranbury Road, Suite #C-1.