Dental Sleep Medicine at Feiler Dental Associates
Treatment for Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Through the use of oral appliances, rather than costly surgery and recovery time, specialized dentists are able to help those with sleep apnea and snoring-related problems. The airways that become blocked during sleep are closely related to the jaw and mouth which are very familiar to dentists. Through technological advances and more accurate studies, dentistry has become a vital role in helping people solve even minor sleep disorders.
Oral appliances used by sleep specialists are similar to orthodontic treatments. They require minimal visits and do not involve cutting or surgery of any type. It is more cost-effective, and may be covered by Medicare and most insurance companies.
How Can I Tell If I Have Sleep Apnea?
The most common symptoms of sleep apnea are ones that seem normal, such as snoring. However, frequently waking up tired and unfocused, along with snoring, is more indicative of a sleeping disorder.
People often think that snoring is a basic component of sleeping. However, snoring can point to many problems that may be occurring during a person’s rest. It is believed that 45% of American people snore occasionally, while 1 out of 4 snore frequently and may have problems associated. Some types of common sleep disorders are obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, teeth grinding, and frequent urination and bedwetting.
When a sleeping disorder is present, a person is not getting a full night of rest. People who have trouble breathing usually do not fall asleep completely and lose over 2 hours of sleep each night.
Sleep apnea, the most common disorder, is believed to affect approximately 18 million adults and can cause many subsequent health issues such as weight gain, high blood pressure, and put strain on the heart increasing failures and cardiovascular disease. Unfortunately, many of these people go undiagnosed due to the difficulty in realizing when a sleeping disorder is present.
The disorder is caused by the blockage of the airway, often by the tongue, causing your body to wake up and gasp for air. When you wake up, the airway becomes unblocked. Most people who do this through the night will not remember, and likely have no idea as to why they feel groggy and exhausted when they wake up.
Using state of the art video presentations, Dr. Feiler discusses options for Oral Appliance Therapy for Snoring and Sleep Apnea. Providing this one-on-one time is the most important step in educating the patient on the full options and benefits of Oral Appliance Therapy.
Snoring & Sleep Apnea May Cause:
- Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
- Cardiovascular Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Poor Job Performance
- Morning Headaches
- Weight Gain
- Premature Death
Treating Snoring & Sleep Apnea
- Increase Amount of Your Sleep
- Increase Quality of Sleep
- Reduce Daytime Sleepiness
- Wake Up Refreshed
- Increase Your Energy
- Decrease Blood Pressure
- Better Concentration
- Bed Partner Harmony
- Prevent Other Health Problems
If someone observes that you are exhibiting these symptoms during sleep, you should contact a sleep apnea specialist.
If you believe you may have a snoring or sleep problem, please contact us at either the River Edge (201-342-3600) or Wanaque (973-839-0900), office to make an appointment with Dr. Feiler.
"My experience with the oral appliance is exceptional. From the very first day that I used the appliance I had a full night’s sleep. I awaken feeling refreshed and ready to start my day! What a relief to feel refreshed in the morning after having a good night’s sleep. The appliance is easy to apply and the best part is that one doesn’t have to carry around a machine that makes so much noise and needs to have proper electricity, particularly, when you travel abroad.
Lastly, I took a sleep study test with the new appliance and the results were astounding. I was told that my sleep study number was almost perfect. Boy I was very overjoyed."
—Karen A. - Teaneck, NJ
"The office was recommended by my sleep doctor. I have no problems sleeping with the apparatus and I awake with much more energy than without it. The people in the office are friendly and helpful, making a visit comfortable."
—Susan A. - Emerson, NJ
"My dental appliance has completely stopped my snoring. I was able to sleep comfortably with it on and the more I used it the more comfortable it got. It fit nice and snug and was almost sure that once I relaxed my jaw to sleep, the bottom piece would fall out but it never did and stayed on even as relaxed as my jaw was."
—Emmanuel P. - Jamaica, NY
"I've been a patient for a year and half now. I have a dental appliance which I've been using on a regular basis, between that and the wedge pillow that I've been using recently my sleep study numbers have gone way down. I started at a 19, went down to a 12 and now I am at a 6. I feel good during the day, I do not wake up during the night and I finally get a decent amount of sleep. The staff and doctors here have been very helpful. My overall health is better because of this. Thank you very much to the entire Feiler Dental team."
—Barry H. - Wanaque, NJ