Sleep Apnea Treatment in
Tinton Falls, NJ

Do you suffer from loud snoring, or find it difficult to get a full night of restful sleep? You may suffer from sleep apnea. For sleep apnea treatment in Tinton Falls, call our office today.

Sleep Apnea in Tinton Falls

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a condition where a patient’s breathing becomes irregular during sleep. This is usually due to a blockage of the airway that occurs when the muscles in the back of throat collapse. Since this only occurs during sleep, many patients are unaware that they are suffering. In most cases, it is the partner that notices symptoms such as snoring or gasping during the night.

Sleep apnea can affect anyone at any age, even children. Certain factors may increase the likelihood of sleep apnea, such as:

  • Being male
  • Being overweight
  • Having a large neck, tonsils, or tongue
  • Genetics
  • Allergies or sinus problems
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Nasal obstruction

Look at the picture below to view the difference between patients with obstructive sleep apnea and an open airway.

Sleep Apnea

Since patients are often unaware they are suffering from sleep apnea, it frequently goes undiagnosed. However, this can be a dangerous condition, as it deprives the brain and body of oxygen. If you or your partner notice the following symptoms, you should contact NJ Laser Dentistry for sleep apnea treatment in Tinton Falls, NJ:

  • Loud snoring
  • Interrupted breathing
  • Gasping
  • Morning headaches
  • Daytime drowsiness

If you believe you might have sleep apnea, contact us immediately for a consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the common symptoms:

  • Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
  • Loud snoring
  • Waking up at night short of breath
  • Snorting or choking sounds during the night
  • Headaches upon waking
  • Falling asleep unintentionally during the day
  • Extreme drowsiness during the day

If you believe you might have sleep apnea, contact us immediately for a consultation.

Sleep apnea is considered a serious medical condition that can lead to heart failure or even stroke. In most cases, it can interfere with daily life. Since patients do not usually get a full night’s sleep, problems such as headaches, daytime drowsiness, and trouble focusing can create difficulty and may even be dangerous if driving or operating heavy machinery. Also, symptoms such as loud snoring, choking, or gasping sounds may interfere with your partner’s sleep and cause difficulty for them, as well.

There are several methods of treatment for different levels of severity. Mild sleep apnea can be corrected simply by changing your sleep position or by losing weight. Moderate cases may require corrective oral devices to prevent throat blockages and stop snoring. Our dental team may recommend oral appliances to reposition your jaw during sleep to open up your airway. If none of these solutions are effective, surgery may be necessary.

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