Sleep Apnea Treatment

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Sleep Apnea Treatment

Franklin Square, Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep condition that causes patients to snore loudly and stop breathing multiples times a night as a result of tissues in the back of the mouth over relaxing. When this occurs, it blocks the airway and prevents an individual from taking smooth and uninterrupted breaths.

In fact, someone with sleep apnea may stop breathing anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes. People who have this serious condition are usually unaware since it occurs during sleeping hours.

You may be wondering how sleep apnea and dentistry are connected. While snoring is the number one symptom, other side effects include dental sensitivity, tooth decay, and worn and cracked teeth.

Although Dr. Novick cannot diagnose sleep apnea, he can identify the oral health side effects and may recommend that you visit a sleep specialist. He can also provide customized oral appliances designed to keep the lower jaw stabilized so the airway remains open and clear for proper oxygen flow and easy breathing.

Many patients find that these oral appliances are more comfortable and more convenient than a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine.

Signs of Sleep Apnea

Some of the more common signs of sleep apnea include:

  • Loud snoring
  • Cessations of breathing
  • Chronic headaches or migraines
  • Extreme daytime exhaustion
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Teeth grinding and jaw clenching
  • Damaged molars
Are You at Risk of Sleep Apnea?

You may be at risk of sleep apnea if you have a family history of sleep apnea or are male and over the age of 50. Other risk factors include:

  • Smoking
  • Large or excessive throat tissues
  • Short and enlarged neck
  • Acid reflux
  • Sinus issues
  • Misaligned bite

Treating Sleep Apnea

If you have a mild to moderate case of obstructive sleep apnea, Dr. Novick will provide you with a customized oral appliance. To do so requires that impressions be taken and sent to a local dental lab. Once the device is completed, he will check that it fits properly and show you how to use it.

When molars have been damaged as a result of teeth grinding or jaw clenching, he may recommend dental crowns to repair and strengthen teeth. Your sleep apnea appliance should be worn consistently anytime you are sleeping. After a few weeks of wear, you will start to notice improved sleep and a better qualify of life.

Trouble Sleeping?

Contact our Franklin Square, NY office today online or by calling (516) 481-1446 if you have received a sleep apnea diagnosis. Dr. Novick can customize an oral appliance that will allow you to get a good night’s sleep.

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RobFuz
RobFuz
02:36 18 Dec 17
Dr Novick and the Celebrity Dental Team Is Awesome! Hands down the best dentist our family has ever gone to! His staff is awesome and there is never a wait when you visit! Dr Novick is also awesome with my 2 kids (7 and 12) and even got them to brush twice a day! Over 10 years strong and my teeth have never been better! - Thanks Guys!!!
renee Nero
renee Nero
01:50 18 Jan 18
I always hated going to the dentist and would skip years at a time but once I started going to Dr Novick that hatred faded off. It may sound corny but Dr Novick gave me my smile. I trust his opinion and take his advice on what he recommendeds for my oral health. His staff is wonderful. Everyone is friendly and makes you feel comfortable.
Lenore Weingarten
Lenore Weingarten
00:06 01 Feb 18
The staff in this office is AMAZING. Dr. Novick is a fantastic dentist. I have and will continue to recommend him to anyone who needs a dentist.
Sheryl Kushnick-Carr
Sheryl Kushnick-Carr
02:51 10 Feb 18
Dr. Novick and his Staff are fantastic!! I've been going there for over 12 years, and now bring my elderly parents to Celebrity Dental as well. Dr. Novick is beyond gentle, explains everything, doesn't double book.... Can't recommend them enough!!!
L S
L S
03:46 23 Dec 17
Dr. Novick goes the extra mile to ensure I have the best possible outcome. Because of this my teeth are in great shape. His hygienist who did my teeth cleaning has the same great attitude.
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