NYC Smile Spa is your expert Sleep Apnea treatment center

Sleep Apnea - A dangerous condition

Sleep apnea is a common yet serious health condition affecting around 20 million Americans. With sleep apnea, a person repeatedly stops breathing while they are sleeping, sometimes hundreds of times a night. As you might imagine, this poses a significant risk to a person’s health and well-being. Fortunately, there are treatment solutions available, and at NYC Smile Spa, our doctors have advanced training in sleep apnea treatment.

The risks

In many people, snoring—which is often also an indicator of sleep apnea— and sleep apnea have the same root causes: throat weakness causing the throat to close during sleep or a mispositioned jaw often caused by tension in the muscles.

Untreated sleep apnea can cause headaches, serious fatigue that leads to difficulties staying awake during the day, impacting job performance and even causing motor vehicle crashes. It can also lead to serious long-term health problems, including high blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease, memory problems, weight gain, and impotence.

The treatment

There are several treatments for sleep apnea, but one of the most convenient and effective is the use of an oral appliance. Placed on the back teeth just before going to bed, the simple, easy-to-use device holds the jaw in position all night to make certain that air passages remain open during sleep, preventing sleep apnea and snoring in most cases.

Choose NYC Smile Spa for Sleep Apnea Treatment

Not all dentists have the necessary knowledge of sleep apnea to fit and adjust corrective oral appliances for proper treatment. Both Dr. Krochak and Dr. Perlman have had great success treating sleep apnea because they are trained and experienced in these procedures and will fit and adjust the device to maximize its comfort and effectiveness.

Contact us today if you suspect you are suffering from sleep apnea or would like information about how to stop snoring. Your health depends on it!

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