Sleep ApneaAn Overview
You probably haven’t considered visiting the dentist for snoring or sleep apnea treatment. But, dentistry isn’t limited to the cleaning and care of teeth. The office of Dr. Donna Vagnozzi-Bucci can treat sleep related breathing disorders such as snoring and sleep apnea using a dental appliance known as a snore guard.
Snoring is characterized on TV and in movies as a hilarious condition. In reality, snoring is an extremely complex condition, affecting millions of Americans. Both the snorer and their partner have a diminished quality of sleep. In addition, studies have linked snoring to major health problems including sleep apnea.
Did You Know? 50% of people who snore loudly have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
*According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common of the sleep-related breathing disorder. Patients who suffer from OSA stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, caused by a blockage of the airway usually caused when the soft tissue in the back of the mouth collapses.
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Sleep Apnea What to Expect
Dental sleep medicine is a facet of general dentistry focused on treating sleep disorders such as snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The office of Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci uses oral appliance therapy to treat snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.
What is a Snore Guard and how does it work?
A snore guard is a removable device, similar to a sports mouth guard. The device is designed to properly align the jaws and prevent the tongue and soft tissue from blocking the airway.
Studies show that patients who have been successfully treated for sleep apnea with both the CPAP and a dental appliance preferred the dental appliance as their long term option.