White Plains NY Local Dentist
Sleep apnea is at its best unpleasant and inconvenient. At its worst, our White Plains NY local dentist
wants you to know that it can be dangerous to your health, and can even result in heart problems. At Polinsky Dental, we are committed to the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of sleep apnea.
Many people have sleep apnea, but don't know it. The basics of this disorder are that your breathing becomes shallow while you sleep, and that it even may stop entirely, perhaps up to hundreds of times per night. The result is that you can end up feeling tired all day, even though you slept well, and you can experience other symptoms, including problems waking up in the morning, night sweats, headaches in the morning, dry mouth or sore throat first thing upon wakening, sexual dysfunction, and waking up suddenly during the night with a feeling as if you are choking or gasping. Snoring is also a major indication. If you have a bed partner, you can ask if you snore. Risk factors include being overweight, African-American, Pacific-Islander, or Hispanic, and male. The chances of sleep apnea occurring grow with age. Our White Plains NY local dentist
may suggest that you participate in a sleep study in order to determine how severe your sleep apnea is. Among the effective treatments ordinarily used for addressing it is a CPAP machine, which provides pressurized air through a mask as you sleep. If your condition is mild to moderate, an oral appliance, which is similar in appearance to a mouth guard or retainer, might be sufficient.
For help with your sleep apnea, all you have to do is reach out to our office to arrange an appointment with our White Plains NY local dentist
. There is no reason to suffer with the effects of this disorder for any longer than absolutely necessary.
300 Martine Avenue
White Plains, New York 10601
By Family Dental 2000
December 9, 2017