Treating sleep apnea with the help of a dentist in Kingston, PA
Do you snore? Does your sleeping partner find that you are gasping for breath at night? Are you worried that you may have a condition that is keeping you from getting a good night’s rest? Many patients in the Kingston, PA area have a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea and may not even realize it and might not think of treating it! Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is a sleeping disorder in which the airways are blocked and patients stop breathing hundreds of times in one night. This causes them to experience symptoms such as:
- Chronic snoring
- Difficulty breathing
- Daytime fatigue
- Poor memory and concentration
- Increased depression and anxiety
- Chronic headaches and migraines
Treating sleep apnea is often done with the use of a CPAP machine. Many primary care physicians who diagnose their patients with obstructive sleep apnea automatically use this device to help maintain open airways while a patient sleeps. However, this device is cumbersome and uncomfortable to wear, causing many patients to avoid using them. Instead, Dr. Stephen Lawrence and Dr. Jordan K. Simon in Kingston, PA encourages patients to ask them about oral appliance therapy using the mandibular advancement device.
The mandibular advancement device, or MAD for short, is an oral device that a patient wears while they sleep. It holds down the tongue, opens the windpipe, and improves resting oral posture by pushing the jaw forward. Each night, patients can eliminate the need for their CPAP machine and enjoy a more discreet and comfortable way of addressing their condition and getting the deep, restorative level of sleep they need to feel their best each day. Patients can be evaluated by Dr. Stephen Lawrence or Dr. Jordan K. Simon to determine if they are a good candidate for this treatment.
Interested in ditching the CPAP machine?
Dr. Stephen Lawrence and Dr. Jordan K. Simon and their team at Lawrence Dental Group in Kingston, PA is pleased to provide patients with obstructive sleep apnea with a more effective solution in treating their condition. Treatments for sleep apnea, such as the mandibular advanced device, can be effective for many of our patients. Call (570) 852-2650 to request an appointment with our team at Lawrence Dental Group located in 500 Third Avenue, and get started in learning more about alternative solutions to the dreaded CPAP machine!