Snoring & Sleep Apnea

Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment in North Arlington & Kearny

What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a condition in which the airways are obstructed by the structures in the mouth and throat. These kinds of obstructions can lead to long pauses in breathing that last ten seconds or longer and cause the sufferer to gasp for air as they sleep. The deep stages of sleep can be disrupted even if the sufferer is not awakened entirely. This negatively impacts their quality of sleep and causes a variety of other issues.

Contact the professionals at Smile Design Specialists today to learn more about our snoring and sleep apnea treatment in North Arlington and Kearny.

In the worst cases, obstructive sleep apnea can result in various health conditions or even lead to premature death. OSA is not a condition to be taken lightly. For this reason, Dr. Ekstein at Smile Design Specialists in Kearny offers effective options to combat it. We want you to be healthy and capable of getting a good night’s rest so you can fully tackle your day.

How Is Sleep Apnea Treated at Smile Design Specialists: Richard Ekstein, DMD?

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 easily.

We offer 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 determine which appliance is best suited for you. Individualized treatment is critically important when treating snoring problems and obstructive sleep apnea.

Addressing Your Snoring Issues and Restoring Peaceful Sleep

Getting your snoring issue under control will be beneficial for you and 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, so you both can get a good night’s sleep.

The Dangers of OSA Require Proper Treatment

Even if your snoring does not affect you or a loved one enough to seek treatment, the problems associated with OSA are progressive in nature. This is not a condition you can simply wish away. It’s true that poor sleep can result in daytime irritability and sleepiness, but those obstacles are only the tip of the iceberg. If left untreated, OSA can lead to high blood pressure, heart problems, strokes, and diabetes.

We help you prevent this kind of damage and needless suffering. Book an appointment below or call (201) 627-5060 to learn how Dr. Ekstein can restore your peaceful sleeping with an oral appliance that we’ll custom-make for your needs.

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    Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada


    Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada, DDS (better known as Dr. Ana) left Afghanistan at the age of 16 to pursue her dream in becoming an American dentist. Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada received her doctorate in dentistry from Stony Brook University in Long Island in 2001 where she also earned recognition in the Sigma Beta Honor Society and the Golden Key National Honor Society. In 2003, Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada completed her residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson. Her love of learning how to create healthy ...
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    Dr. Susie Kim


    Dr. Sung Eun (Susie) Kim is a prosthodontist, focusing her career on the combination of full mouth rehabilitation, implant, and aesthetic dentistry. Her interest in dentistry started when she was a social work associate in a federally qualified health center working with patients from all three different departments: dental, medical, and mental health. During this formative year after college, she witnessed how powerfully oral health can transform a person’s overall well-being and self-esteem. ...

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Benefits of Smile Design Specialist:
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  • Board Certified Prosthodontist
  • Focused on your Dental & Overall Health
  • Complimentary Initial Consultations*
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