Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep Apnea Solutions Restore Your Rest
If you wake frequently during the night feeling short of breath, you may have sleep apnea. This condition not only robs you of a good night’s rest, but it also has been linked to several serious health conditions, including:Dr. Scott Krosser on treating sleep apnea Read Transcript
We only treat sleep apnea in patients who really can't use the more traditional method, which is a CPAP machine—it’s a device that goes over your face and your nose and creates a positive air pressure, and some people have a really hard time sleeping with that type of device. And for those patients, we build a mouthpiece that keeps their jaw slid forward and they will probably be able to sleep without using the sleeping device and not snoring very much.
- High blood pressure
- Chronic headaches
Dr. Scott Krosser can help you determine if you have sleep apnea. If you do, we’ll discuss your options during a consultation in our Millburn, NJ dentist office. Many people find relief with a custom oral appliance, and we can create one for you!
Think you might have sleep apnea? Call Millburn Dental Arts at (973) 957-1604 for a free consultation.
Simple Treatments Offer Sleep Apnea Relief
To find out if you have sleep apnea, Dr. Krosser reviews your medical history and discusses your symptoms with you. We work with a partner to provide you with a simple device that you wear on your arm while you sleep. It monitors your breathing and assesses other factors.
Results are mailed to our Millburn, NJ dentist office, so we can review them with you and create a treatment plan.
If you do have sleep apnea, the solution can be as simple as an oral appliance that you wear while you sleep. The appliance gently shifts your jaws, palate, and uvula into positions that keep your airway open. Dr. Krosser takes careful measurements to ensure the appliance fits you perfectly!
We are also happy to discuss a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine that works by blowing pressurized air into your throat. Many of our patients find oral appliances more comfortable to wear, however.
How Will You Know If You Have Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is characterized by frequent pauses in breathing during sleep that occur when soft tissue in the back of your throat collapses and blocks your airway. These interruptions in breathing often cause sleep apnea sufferers to wake many times in the night.
Other sleep apnea symptoms include:
- Chronic loud snoring
- Waking with a dry or sore throat
- Feeling sleepy or lethargic during the day