The average person sleeps about eight hours a day. When you think about it, that’s about one-third of your lifetime! At the office of Cynthia Gomez DDS, our experienced periodontist is equipped to help make sure that those hours are as restful as possible. Offering a comprehensive range of advanced periodontal services for your oral health, including the latest treatment options in laser and implant dentistry, we also provide treatment for mild to moderate cases of Lenox Hill sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a serious condition that has the potential to be life-threatening. While there are multiple types of sleep apnea, the most common form is obstructive sleep apnea or OSA for short. With OSA, the muscles of the throat slacken to the point of occluding the airway during sleep, restricting the flow of oxygen to the brain. Some of the most common symptoms of Lenox Hill sleep apnea are loud, frequent snoring, difficulty concentrating, morning headaches, and excessive daytime fatigue. When sleep apnea is left untreated, it has the potential to increase the risk for a number of serious health conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. What’s more, excessive daytime fatigue poses a serious risk while behind the wheel or on the job. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, drowsy driving is as dangerous as drunk driving, accounting for an estimated 328,000 motor vehicle accidents a year. At our office, Dr. Gomez provides treatment for mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea with a customized oral appliance. Designed to keep your airway comfortably open by supporting your jaw in a forward position, we can help you get the restorative night’s rest you require to feel fresh and alert throughout your day.
To learn more about the treatment of Lenox Hill sleep apnea at our office, plan on scheduling your next visit to the office of Cynthia Gomez DDS. To get started, contact our friendly staff at the number below!
133 East 58th Street, Suite 410 NY
New York, NY 10022