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Sleep Apnea Treatment in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge sleep apnea dentist

Sleep apnea treatment in Bay Ridge

Sleep apnea treatment in Bay Ridge

There are three kinds of sleep apnea and we can treat you for any of them here at Fifth Avenue Dental Associates. The most common type of obstructive sleep apnea, in which your breathing may become shallow during sleep. At times, it can even stop all together. If that seems frightening, we understand. This shallow or temporarily ceased breathing can occur multiple times per night, repeating until you awake. It could happen as many as hundreds of times during one night of sleep. Blockage of your airway can be either partial or complete. But in either instance, your body has to work hard to keep the airway open and breathe effectively. Our sleep apnea treatment in Bay Ridge can relieve this and the side-effects that can often accompany it, including fatigue from unsatisfying sleep. The other two types are central sleep apnea and a form that is a cross between obstructive and central. In central sleep apnea, your muscles don’t receive the proper signals from your brain and this results in your breathing pattern being disrupted.

With obstructive sleep apnea, symptoms to be aware of are being tired during the day, even after a full night’s sleep, difficulties waking in the morning, night sweats, morning headaches, dry mouth or sore throat first thing in the morning, sexual dysfunction, and a waking suddenly in the night with a feeling of choking or gasping. If you have a bed partner, ask them if you snore or if you are restless during sleep. Experiencing any of the above signs means you should call us and schedule an examination for our sleep apnea treatment in Bay Ridge. Risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea include being overweight, African-American, Hispanic, or a Pacific-Islander. Men are twice as likely as women to get it. Likelihood increased with age (and for women, after menopause).

The type of sleep apnea you have is just one detail that will determine the nature of our sleep apnea treatment in Bay Ridge. The focus is on keeping your airway open as you sleep. Lifestyle adjustments, such as losing weight, avoiding alcohol before bedtime, quitting smoking, and sleeping on your side can all be effective. Oral devices are the second tier of solutions. And if neither lifestyle changes nor devices prove sufficient, the last and best resort may be surgery.

7815 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11209
(347) 394-2918

Brooklyn TMJ Treatment

Brooklyn TMJ Treatment

TMJ, short for Tempro-Mandibular Joint disorders is a common condition affecting a wide variety of people.  TMJ is characterized by severe headaches, jaw pain of varying degrees, grinding teeth, and an intermittent ringing in the ears.  The vast majority of TMJ sufferers are unaware that the root cause of these problems is something that a dentist can effectively treat.  These signs are often misdiagnosed by patients and physicians, when they may in fact be the result of a treatable dental problem.  Few dentists and physicians are trained and experienced at diagnosing and treating TMJ disorders.  Our Brooklyn TMJ dentist is experienced in these types of disorders and can treat your TMJ discomfort.  If you feel as though you have clicking in your jaw bone or have severe migraines visit our Bay Ridge dental office for your next routine cleaning.

Brooklyn Sleep Apnea

TMJ Treatment Brooklyn

Brooklyn TMJ Dentist

Do you have a habit of snoring?  Do you find yourself feeling droopy during the work day, or inattentive and forgetful?  These are symptoms of sleep apnea, and most people who have sleep apnea do not know they have it.  At our Brooklyn, Bay Ridge community dentist, we can treat sleep apnea with oral appliances worn during sleep.  Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes you to stop breathing during sleep because your airway is blocked.  The dental appliance our Brooklyn sleep apnea dentist provides is custom made to help you breath while sleeping giving way to a comforting night sleep.  This is a common condition that affects more than 12 million Americans, yet it is relatively unknown to the public.

Brooklyn General Dentist
7815 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11209
(718) 530-0418