Do you think you might have sleep apnea? Many people do suffer from this problem which is not just irritating; it can leave you at risk for many potential health problems. If you have been considering finding a place for sleep apnea treatment in Ridgewood NJ, visit us at Ridgewood Dental Associates.
At Ridgewood Dental Associates, our doctors, Drs. Jin Ha Joung, Mark Samani, and Min-Hee Cho have been providing expert dental care for more than 40 years. We have helped many people who come to us for sleep apnea treatment in Ridgewood NJ. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a common, yet serious medical disorder. It causes the body to block air passageways, and will actually block the airway when you sleep. Oxygen levels in the blood drop and carbon dioxide levels climb. As the body awakens, the muscles flex and a gasp occurs. People with sleep apnea usually snore loudly, and then have stopped breath followed by a snort. This unhealthy combination can happen hundreds of time a night, and the patient wakes up feeling tired and unrefreshed. OSA can cause daytime sleepiness, memory loss, headaches, irritability and depression. This condition, when left untreated can cause heart attack, hypertension, stroke, and even sudden death when sleeping. This disorder worsens with age and weight gain. Dr. Samani works with sleep doctors to treat sleep apnea with the use of Oral Appliances Therapy. Our office helps patients in the selection and fitting of oral appliances, and provides long-term follow up as well.
Additional treatments for sleep apnea are losing weight and positional sleeping. If this does not help, it will be suggested that you use an oral appliance for assistance. Weight gain can make this condition considerably worse. Sometimes, staying off your back when sleeping will improve your quality of sleep. Oral Appliance Therapy is the treatment of choice at Ridgewood Dental Associates. Our appliances are custom made and fit comfortably; they will keep your airway open. There are two different device types available, and one of our doctors will be able to advise you as to which will work best for you. If you are interested in seeing one of our doctors regarding sleep apnea treatment in Ridgewood NJ, contact us today for an appointment at Ridgewood Dental Associates.