Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by breathing interruptions during sleep. Caused by airway obstructions during sleep, obstructive sleep apnea can be a potentially life-threatening condition. Men are more likely than women to suffer from sleep apnea, and your risk for sleep apnea increases with advanced age. You may suffer from sleep apnea if you experience the following symptoms:

  • Morning headaches
  • Loud snoring
  • Gasping or choking sounds and sensations during sleep
  • Insomnia or difficulty staying asleep
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Irritability and personality changes
  • Awaking with a very dry or sore throat

To help you breathe continually through the night, our skilled dentist provides obstructive sleep apnea treatment in South Salem, New York. We may recommend a sleep apnea oral appliance, which you will wear while you sleep at night. The oral appliance holds your jaw, tongue, or both in a position that prevents airway obstructions during sleep. Dr. DeLapa will ensure that your custom-made sleep apnea appliance fits comfortably so you can sleep peacefully. For more information on obstructive sleep apnea treatment and oral appliances, we welcome you to call or visit us today. We are dedicated to improving your oral and overall health!