Do you sometimes wake up still feeling exhausted? Have you ever been told that you snore or make other noises while you sleep? Do you wake up frequently during the night? If so, you could be dealing with a serious condition known as sleep apnea. While you may have heard of this condition, did you know that a dentist may be able to help you address it?
Our team may actually be the first to recognize the signs of sleep apnea. You see, many dentists are trained to recognize some of the most common signs of sleep apnea, such as dry mouth. Furthermore, since many individuals visit their dentist once every six months, dentists have more opportunities to notice these signs than other doctors.
Did you know that there are actually a few different types of sleep apnea? Therefore, our team could recommend several different solutions to help you overcome this issue. Our team will often create a custom dental appliance to help address your specific needs. For instance, your appliance could be used to reposition your jaw or to stop your tongue from obstructing your airway while you sleep. These appliances are often covered by insurance companies as well.
If you’re worried about sleep apnea, please don’t hesitate to contact Kirti Tewari Dental PC at 718-547-7570. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and examine your mouth for signs of sleep apnea. Dr. Kirti Tewari and our team look forward to hearing from you soon!