Syracuse Sleep Apnea Dentist
Sleep apnea is not snoring and is not to be sneezed at. It is a potentially fatal sleep disorder that should be treated by a highly trained and skilled professional. TLC Dental Group, the home of “Gentle Dentistry,” is a noted Syracuse, NY sleep apnea specialist with years of experience in the successful treatment of sleep apnea. If you feel you might suffer from sleep apnea please phone TLC Dental Group at (315) 637-7684. We will provide professional relief from your sleep apnea and enable you to enjoy the healing comfort of a good night’s sleep.
Prompt treatment is essential for sleep apnea is a serious sleeping disorder affecting some 18 million Americans whose sleep is disrupted by brief periods in which they stop breathing. Each of these periods lasts ten or more seconds and occurs ten to sixty times during a night’s sleep. There are two types of sleep apnea. In obstructive sleep apnea, the most common type, the throat airway closes briefly while breathing efforts continue. In central sleep apnea the airway is not blocked but the brain temporarily fails to signal the muscles to breathe normally.
Contributing Factors for Sleep Apnea
Although not proven causal, the following are possible contributing factors for sleep apnea: physical abnormality in the nose and throat, high blood pressure, obesity, and the use of tobacco, alcohol, sedatives, and certain medicines.
Risks of Sleep Apnea
If sleep apnea is left untreated its consequences may be grave and life threatening, including daytime lethargy and sleepiness, depression, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, and stroke.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
- Loud snoring, choking or gasping during sleep
- Awakening with a dry mouth or sore throat
- Morning headaches
- Excessive daytime sleepiness and lethargy
- Irritability and impaired mental or emotional functioning
TLC Treatment of Sleep Apnea
Should you experience any of these symptoms, it is important that you promptly see TLC Dental Group for sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment. We will review your medical history and symptoms and will conduct a thorough examination to assess the nature of your sleep apnea. We will then coordinate in providing you with a personal and diverse treatment program to relieve your sleep apnea. And you and your loved ones will again enjoy the essential restorative benefits of a quiet, sound, and peaceful sleep.
This sleep apnea treatment program may include a Somnodent custom made device that comfortably resolves sleep apnea symptoms for many patients. We are Somnodent specialists who often recommend this comfortable and non-intrusive sleep apnea device as an effective alternative to discomforting Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) treatment. If you suffer from sleep apnea or any of its symptoms, please contact TLC Dental Group for more information on this comfortable, affordable, sleep apnea device to restore your sleep and possibly save your life.
For more than a quarter of a century our calling card has been “WE CATER TO COWARDS” and over this time we have set the Syracuse, NY dentist benchmark for “Gentle Dental.” Throughout your sleep apnea treatment we will allay your concerns with our comforting staff, ambiance, amenities, anesthetics, and our unwavering commitment to your care and comfort.
Affordable Sleep Apnea Treatment
Dr. Rothenberg believes that “excellent dental care should not be reserved for the privileged few” and that dental cost, particularly the cost of sleep apnea treatment, should be affordable. Accordingly, TLC Dental Group has long been recognized not only for the excellence of its sleep apnea treatment but also for its affordability. We are “Affordable Dental” and proudly preserve your dental health and your wallet.
For definitions related to sleep apnea, sleep disorder, and CPAP consult Dr. Rothenberg’s Dental Dictionary.