One of the things we offer here at Dr. Perry M Iacovetti DDS PC is a treatment for a sleep disorder known as sleep apnea. This is important because sleep apnea can be life-threatening. Untreated sleep apnea stresses the heart, liver, and raises blood pressure. With the right treatment option depending on the severity of your sleep apnea, you can get a good night’s sleep again while safeguarding your health in the process.
If you notice that you wake up with a sore, dry throat in the morning, or with frequent headaches, or find yourself dragging through the day with extreme drowsiness and irritability, you may have obstructive sleep apnea. This sleep disorder arises as the airways become blocked in your sleep. Whether the tongue rolls back into the throat, or your tissues collapse, your airways are being blocked.
Before you can treat sleep apnea, you must have an evaluation by a sleep physician who will run tests and diagnose the sleep disorder. Once the extent of your sleep apnea is determined, the right treatment can be found.
Our orthodontist, Dr. Perry M. Iacovetti in Little Neck, New York, offers oral sleep devices for patients who have mild to moderate sleep apnea. The appliances keep your tongue out of the way and move your jaw forward for continuous access to air. You simply wear the appliances over your teeth so they keep the airways open and unobstructed. Please call us at 718.224.0040 to receive the treatment you need!