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Snoring & Sleep Apnea East Hanover, NJ

Sleep ApneaAn Overview

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. Dr. Upadya has advanced training in treating diagnosed sleep disorders. If necessary, Dr. Upadya works with your physician to coordinate a diagnostic sleep study for 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 from 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.
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Sleep Apnea What to Expect

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 Metropolitan Center for Complete Dentistry. Our office is conveniently located in East Hanover, New Jersey. Dr. Raj Upadya gladly welcomes new patients and out of town patients.