You could have sleep apnea if you find yourself jolting awake at night, or if your partner has complained about your loud snoring. At Denise DiBona, DDS, LLC, we specialize in snoring and sleep apnea solutions in Red Bank to give you a decent night’s rest.
Our sleep apnea treatment will:
- Ensure you – and other members of your household – get a better night’s rest
- Lessen your risk of health conditions associated with sleep apnea, like high blood pressure and stroke
- Eliminate daytime fatigue and sharpen your mental function
Call Denise DiBona, DDS, LLC today at 732-945-5343 to schedule a consultation. We provide sleep apnea appliances to comfortably relieve your symptoms. We will also look for symptoms of sleep apnea during your regular dental exams.
We’ll Determine If You Have Sleep Apnea
Dr. DiBona is highly trained in treating sleep apnea. She will:
- Perform an examination to check for physical evidence of the condition.
- Review your medical history and your family’s medical history.
- Order a sleep study, if necessary, to confirm a diagnosis and rule out other sleep disorders. These studies include in-home studies and off-site studies.
If your study results confirm sleep apnea, Dr. DiBona will have an oral appliance custom-made to fit comfortably in your mouth. The oral appliance is worn while you sleep to move your jaw forward for the best air movement. It keeps your airway open when you sleep. Your medical insurance may cover this treatment.
When compared to a CPAP device, another common sleep apnea treatment, an appliance is:
- More Comfortable – An appliance fits in your mouth much like an athletic mouthguard. There is no mask over your face.
- More Convenient – Unlike a CPAP, you won’t need batteries, electricity, or supplies like distilled water to use your appliance.
- Less Intrusive – You and your bed partner will likely both find it easier to adjust to a sleep apnea appliance than to a CPAP.
Sleep Apnea Affects Your Overall Health
Sleep apnea is caused by tissues in the back of your throat blocking your airway. When you have excessive tissues, they collapse as you breathe during the night and block off your airway. Once the airway is blocked, you will automatically be jolted awake from your sleep. This can happen as many as hundreds of times a night.
A blocked airway typically results in loud snoring. While snoring is annoying, it isn’t as serious as the health conditions that have been linked to apnea, including:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
If you are interested in snoring and sleep apnea solutions in Red Bank, call Denise DiBona, DDS, LLC at 732-945-5343. You can also fill out our convenient online form, and we will call you back shortly.