Sleep Apnea Treatment - Smile Designs 101
More than patients realize, obstructive sleep apnea not only inhibits proper sleep, but can also cause other health issues. For patients facing this issue, Dr. Kosmas Kasimatis
provides sleep apnea treatment which can restore restful sleep and eliminate snoring. With the oral appliances offered at Smile Designs 101
, located near Edison and New Brunswick, patients can easily manage this disorder as well as the health issues that come with it.
Why You Should Treat Sleep Apnea
Besides causing issues in your daily life and routine, sleep apnea can have long-term effects on your health. Obstructed airways during sleep can result in stop-and-start breathing, which interrupts deep sleep and causes loud snoring. This can contribute to issues such as fatigue, headaches, and insomnia. The restless sleep associated with this disorder can leave you feeling constantly tired, potentially increasing your daily stress and affecting your productivity. Long-term health effects of sleep apnea can include obesity and increased risk of heart disease.
Treating Sleep Apnea in Somerset
Kosmas Kasimatis, DMD, is skilled in treating individuals suffering from sleep apnea through use of a custom oral appliance. Similar to a mouth guard, this appliance opens up obstructed airways, allowing patients to have consistent breathing. Custom-made appliances offer an opportunity for comfortable sleep apnea treatment without advanced surgery or procedures. Appliances are made by a trusted dental lab specializing in oral appliances.
Visit your physician if you think you are experiencing the symptoms of sleep apnea. In some cases, patients may be sent to a sleep lab to have their sleeping and breathing habits analyzed. With an official diagnosis, our dentist can begin the treatment process.
At our Somerset dental practice, we can offer a number of oral appliances to suit the comfort and unique situations of our patients. After taking the time to understand his patients’ needs, Dr. Kasimatis can make a recommendation across a variety of treatment options. Often considered more comfortable than a bulky CPAP machine, the four appliances we have available include: TAP® 3, OASYS, Klearway™, and Herbst Telescopic Appliance.
Additionally, these options are available in two types:
Fixed – Constructed without movable parts, these appliances lend stability to patients’ treatment.
Adjustable – This option offers great adaptability, allowing a greater range of comfort while patients are sleeping.
These treatments can be further customized, through options that utilize grips and clasps for a more secure fit. Others have the ability to become pliable when run under hot water, becoming rigid and conforming to a patient’s smile once worn.
Contact Kosmas Kasimatis, DMD, for Sleep Apnea Treatment
If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea or believe you are suffering from the symptoms associated with this disorder, call us. The team at Smile Designs 101 is passionate about helping every patient achieve improved oral health and a good night’s rest. Schedule a sleep apnea consultation today.