Schedule a consultation to treat sleep apnea in Kingston, PA

Sleep apnea is a breathing disorder that affects millions of Americans, and it can have severe consequences for your health, including an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, depression, anxiety, fatigue, and headaches. Dr. Lawrence offers treatment for sleep apnea and snoring for patients in Kingston, PA, and surrounding areas such as Butler Township and Wilks-Barre.

Treating sleep apnea with a MAD

Sleep apnea becomes a problem when the muscles in your mouth become relaxed at night, causing your tongue to obstruct your windpipe and interrupting your breathing. It is more common in overweight people and smokers, but it can affect anyone. Dr. Lawrence will fit you for a mandibular advancement device to push your jaw forward and improve your resting oral posture. This oral appliance should be worn each night, and you should follow the cleaning and care instructions, and replace it about every three years.

Dr. Lawrence can also work with you to improve issues that can make sleep apnea and snore worse. Correcting your bite alignment and crowded teeth can ensure that your jaw rests in place and your teeth fit together properly. He can also guide you through exercises that strengthen your facial muscles and help you practice proper oral resting posture.

A comfortable alternative for restful sleep

Traditionally, sleep apnea is treated with a CPAP machine that uses positive pressure from a mask to keep your airway open. Unfortunately, the masks are uncomfortable to sleep in, and they are very loud. Many patients give up using their CPAP machine, which can have devasting effects on their health. The MAD device may take a few nights to get used to, but it is much more comfortable and highly effective for many patients. They are also easy to pack for travel and don’t need electricity to work.

Dr. Lawrence can evaluate your teeth and gums and determine if a MAD is a suitable treatment option for your sleep apnea. Contact our office in Kingston, PA, today at (570) 852-2650 to schedule an appointment and learn more about we can help your sleep apnea.

Dr. Stephen Lawrence Dr. Stephen Lawrence has served as a private practitioner for over 25 years. From Instant Orthodontics to Smile Makeovers’, he is considered as one of the most skilled and experienced cosmetic dentists in the area. He has attended the prestigious Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education and is also a certified Clear Aligners Preferred Provider and Perio Protect nonsurgical gum treatment provider. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and Pennsylvania Dental Association.

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Dr. Lawrence has state of the art technology and equipment. You are in and out in one visit, if you need a crown, no return visit with a temporary one needed like other dentists, love it!! Dr. Lawrence creates a calming and relaxing environment, so if you’re afraid of the dentist, don’t be, especially here!!!

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