What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a condition where your airway is obstructed by the structures in the mouth and/or throat. These kinds of obstructions can lead to long pauses in your breathing (10 seconds or more), causing you to gasp for air as you sleep. The deepest of your sleep stages can be disrupted even if you are not woken up entirely. This lessens your quality of sleep but that’s not the only problem.
In the worst cases, obstructive sleep apnea can cause all sorts of health problems or even lead to premature death. OSA is not a condition to be taken lightly! For this reason, Dr. Ekstein at Smile Design Specialist in Bergen County, NJ offers effective options to combat OSA. We want you to be healthy and capable of getting a good night’s rest.
How is Sleep Apnea Treated?
Oral appliance sleep apnea therapy is an excellent alternative to CPAP treatment. Dr. Richard Ekstein can fit you with a custom intraoral appliance that properly repositions the jaw and soft tissues so you can breathe easy.
Smile Design Specialist offers a variety of oral appliances for sleep apnea treatment. Depending on whether your condition is mild, moderate, or severe — and depending on the size of your oral structures and jaw position — Dr. Ekstein can help you decide which appliance is best suited to you. Individualized treatment is critically important when treating snoring problems or obstructive sleep apnea, and at Smile Design Specialist in Bergen County you’ll enjoy personalized service that gets the job done!
Address Your Snoring Issues & Restore Peaceful Sleep
Getting your snoring issue under control is not only going to help you, but it will also help your loved ones! One of the top reasons to get a custom fitted snoring guard is because the partner of the one who snores is not capable of getting a good night’s rest. This is no way to live, and now you don’t have to. Snoring can be easily controlled in most circumstances, and you can BOTH get back to sleep!
OSA can damage your health, or kill you. Why wait?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is not a condition you can just wish away. The problems associated with OSA are progressive in nature. Poor sleep can cause you to experience daytime irritability and sleepiness, but those are only the tip of the iceberg. If left untreated, OSA can lead to high blood pressure, heart problems, strokes, and diabetes.
Reach out. Get help now before it’s too late and the damage is done. Dr. Ekstein at Smile Design Specialist can restore your peaceful sleeping with an oral appliance that we’ll custom fit just for YOU.« Go Back