Treating Sleep Disorders Through Dentistry
Dentistry is not just limited to the cleaning and care of teeth. Dr. Raj Upadya practices what is known as “complete dentistry”, considering the patient as a whole to treat underlying problems and conditions associated with the mouth, teeth, and TMJ. Dental sleep medicine is concentration of Dr. Upadya. Using oral appliances, he is able to treat sleep related breathing disorders such as snoring and sleep apnea.
While snoring alone is not a major medical concern, it may be an indication of a more serious condition called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Snoring occurs when the soft tissue structures of the upper airway collapse and vibrate during sleep, producing the sound known as snoring.
Snoring more commonly affects people who are overweight, pregnant women and people who use drugs, alcohol or smoke.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common of the sleep-related breathing disorder. Patients who suffer with 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. OSA is strongly linked to obesity.
Snoring & Sleep Apnea Treatment
There are a wide variety of treatments for snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. Upadya focuses on oral appliance therapy which includes customized splints, mouth guards and night guards designed to keep the airways open during sleep.
How Does an Oral Appliance work?
- Repositions the lower jaw, tongue, soft palate or uvula
- Stabilizes the lower jaw and tongue
- Increases the muscle tone of the tongue
Schedule a Consultation
Learn more about Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment available at Esthetic Dental Care. Our office is conveniently located in Florham Park, New Jersey. Dr. Raj Upadya gladly welcomes new patients and out of town patients. Click here to request an appointment.