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Sleep dentistry refers to treatments provided by dentists to help patients overcome problems that interfere with getting a restful night’s sleep. Dr. Frederick Solomon understands how debilitating sleep disruption can be. He works diligently to identify the ideal sleep dentistry solution for each unique patient he treats and is considered a top provider of sleep dentistry in New York City.
What Is Sleep Dentistry?
Sleep dentistry can resolve sleep issues to improve a patient’s quality of life. Adequate rest is essential for supporting our health and overall well-being. When we are chronically unable to get deep, restful sleep, our energy levels, job performance, interpersonal relationships, and other aspects of our lives can suffer greatly.
Two of the most common conditions Dr. Solomon treats with sleep dentistry are:
- Sleep apnea – This condition occurs when the airway becomes blocked during sleep due to a collapse of throat tissue. Blood-oxygen levels dip due to airway restriction, which can cause patients to wake up frequently, subjecting them to the negative consequences of inadequate sleep.
- Snoring – Snoring can also disrupt healthy sleep. Patients may wake themselves up with the noise of their snoring, and the cumulative effects of poor sleep can impact overall quality of life.
Am I a Candidate for Sleep Dentistry?
If you suffer from poor sleep due to sleep apnea or snoring, you may be a good candidate for sleep dentistry. A consultation with a sleep dentistry expert like Dr. Solomon is the first step in determining your candidacy.
In your consultation, Dr. Solomon will review your medical history, perform an examination, and ask you about your symptoms and goals for treatment. He can then identify the best treatment approach for you.
How Does Sleep Dentistry Improve Sleep Apnea Symptoms?
Dr. Solomon can fit you with a dental appliance to prevent throat tissue from collapsing and blocking the airway. You can wear the upper and lower appliances at night to pull the jaw forward, which can reduce snoring and sleep apnea symptoms.
Dental appliances are often a welcome alternative to other sleep apnea devices, such as CPAP machines. CPAP machines require a bulky mask, and some patients are unable to sleep comfortably while wearing it.
What to Expect with Sleep Dentistry Treatment
You will need two appointments for your sleep dentistry appliance. At the first appointment, impressions of your teeth and bite will be made. These molds will be sent to a lab to create your custom appliances.
When your appliances have been created, you will return to the office for your second appointment. Dr. Solomon will show you how to properly wear your appliances and will make any necessary adjustments to ensure your comfort.
How Much Does Sleep Dentistry Cost?
The price of your sleep dentistry treatment will depend on your specific condition. The cost of your treatment will be reviewed with you once Dr. Solomon has determined the optimal approach to resolving your symptoms.
Schedule a Consultation for Sleep Dentistry in NYC
To find out if sleep dentistry in New York City can improve the quality of your sleep, contact our office today. We look forward to helping you find relief from sleep disruption, so you can feel your best.