Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea Treatment in Brooklyn, NY

Has your jaw been giving you a bit of trouble lately? Or perhaps it's the quality of your sleep that's been off? At Leading Edge Oral Care, we've got a solution for both. Dr. Steven Mermelstein is not just any dentist; he’s a specialist in TMJ/TMD and sleep apnea treatments, ensuring that both your jaw and your dreams are taken care of.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a condition where your breathing is repeatedly interrupted during sleep. Your breathing will stop and restart, causing a decrease in oxygen to the brain alongside the poor quality sleep. Sleep apnea is when your airway becomes blocked, stopping the air. If you’re a loud snorer, this can be the first sign that your airway isn’t entirely clear.

What are the Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?

You might be wondering, "Do I even have sleep apnea?" Here are some tell-tale signs:

  • Loud Snoring: Often punctuated by periods of silence and then gasping. This is much louder than regular snoring, and can easily be identified by another person who might be sleeping near you.
  • Restless Sleep: Tossing, turning, and frequent awakenings. Especially if you awake suddenly gasping for air.
  • Daytime Fatigue: Feeling exhausted even after being in bed for a full eight hours. If your breathing is being interrupted through the night, eight hours’ rest can feel like two.
  • Difficulty Concentrating: And often becoming forgetful. Sleep is an important part of brain health, and having your sleep interrupted — along with oxygen supply — is not something to ignore.
  • Mood Changes: Irritability or even depression.

If any of these sound familiar, it might be time for a chat with a specialist, like Dr. Mermelstein.

Sleep Apnea Treatments We Offer: Beyond the Machine

For many, “sleep apnea” conjures up images of bulky CPAP machines and restless nights. But did you know there's another option available? Let's introduce you to:

Oral Appliances

These are custom-fitted devices, kind of like mouthguards, that support the jaw in a forward position to help maintain an open upper airway. They're less invasive than a CPAP machine and have become a popular choice for those who prioritize comfort.

What to Expect During a Sleep Apnea Screening

Embarking on a sleep apnea screening journey? Here’s a sneak peek:

  1. In-depth Discussion: Dr. Mermelstein will discuss your symptoms, health history, and any concerns.
  2. Physical Examination: Checking the throat, mouth, and nose for any blockages or issues.
  3. Sleep Study Recommendation: If necessary, you might be advised to undergo a sleep study for a comprehensive understanding.
  4. Discussion of Treatment Options: From oral appliances to potential lifestyle changes, we’ll explore what’s best for you.

Cost and Insurance: Sweet Dreams without Financial Nightmares

Navigating the world of medical bills can feel like a daunting maze. At Leading Edge Oral Care:

  • Transparent Pricing: We value honesty. No hidden fees, no unexpected costs.
  • Working with Insurance: We work with numerous insurance providers to ensure your treatment is as pocket-friendly as possible.
  • Alternative Treatment Costs: The cost of an oral appliance often compares favorably to CPAP machines, both in terms of initial outlay and long-term care and maintenance.

Call Us Today to Schedule an Appointment

Are you ready to embark on a journey to better sleep and improved overall health? Dr. Steven Mermelstein is eager to assist. Just give us a call at (718) 692-1313, and let’s set the stage for more peaceful nights and energized mornings.

At Leading Edge Oral Care, we believe that good health starts with good sleep. And with our expert care and treatment options, you're on your way to brighter days and quieter nights. See you soon!

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