Oral Sleep Solutions - ProHealth Dental

Oral Sleep Solutions

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An Oral Sleep Appliance might be the ideal choice for you if you suffer from:

  • Snoring
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Upper Airway Resistance

Many of our patients are unaware that they have sleep apnea and/or the seriousness of it when left untreated. Many shy away from diagnosis simply due to the fear of spending the night in a sleep lab (often not the case) or that a CPAP machine is the only solution. Sleep apnea veterans often have low compliance, as they find that CPAP machines can be difficult to tolerate. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has now approved Oral Sleep Appliances or Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD), as viable alternatives for mild to moderate sleep apnea, and severe sleep apnea that has not been successfully treated with a CPAP machine.

An oral sleep appliance is designed to maintain an open and unobstructed airway while sleeping. Each and every sleep appliance is custom fitted. The appliance pushes the lower jaw forward, while pulling the tongue forward and preventing it from falling back and occluding the airway. It is similar to wearing a plastic mouth guard and is much more comfortable than wearing a mask associated with a CPAP machine. It is safe, portable and highly effective.

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If you have already had a sleep test and been diagnosed with sleep apnea, email us or call 855-PHD-CARE and we can set up an appointment with Dr. Bakhtiari at your convenience. Otherwise, the cause of your snoring must be determined, and it is essential to get screened. Call 855-PHD-CARE and we would be happy to walk you through the process and help set up the necessary appointments.

 

Screening For Sleep Apnea

  • Make an appointment at your Pulmonologist, to assess your symptoms and order you a sleep test. The good news? These days sleep tests often are done in the comfort of your own bed, using a non-invasive at-home sleep kit.
  • Your Pulmonologist will inform you when your sleep kit is ready for pick up. Follow the simple instructions and return it to the doctor’s office the next day.
  • Your Pulmonologist will then review your results, let you know their findings and determine if you are a candidate for an Oral Sleep Appliance.
  • You would then make an appointment with Dr. Nojan Bakhtiari, our Chief of Dental Sleep Medicine, to take digital x-rays and molds to determine if your mouth would support an Oral Sleep Appliance. If your symptoms are supported by a medical diagnosis, your oral sleep appliance is often covered by your medical insurance. If your snoring is benign, we offer an affordable rate and financing options.
  • Your Oral Sleep Appliance will be ready for you within 4-6 weeks. We monitor you closely to adjust it as needed and recommend a follow up sleep study with your Pulmonologist to ensure that it is improving your sleep.

ProHEALTH DENTAL REMAINS OPEN TO ADDRESS DENTAL EMERGENCIES

With the ongoing threat of coronavirus, the American Dental Association has issued a guideline that all elective dental procedures be postponed for three weeks. We have decided to follow this guideline and, thus, will be rescheduling appointments starting the week of April 19.

However, to address any dental emergencies that may arise, we will be maintaining office hours Monday through Saturday throughout our Lake Success, Huntington, Howard Beach, Astoria and White Plains locations listed below.

We’ve also added teledentistry so you can connect with one of our expert dentists  through your laptop, tablet, or smartphone and have a face to face consultation. You can call us at 855-PHD-CARE or 718-DENTIST to register for an appointment.

Please be assured that our offices are being operated under CDC guidelines including screening all patients who pose a risk of having coronavirus.

We will also be available via email (info@prohealthcaredental.com) and telephone (855-PHD-CARE or 718-DENTIST) to answer any questions or address any clinical concerns you may have.

We know these are difficult times and want to do all that we can to fulfill our mission to address not just your dental and oral health needs, but to promote your overall health and well-being.

We thank you for your understanding and look forward to seeing you when we resume normal operations . In the meantime, please do all that you can to stay safe and healthy.

The Staff at ProHEALTH Dental

Emergency Care Provided in Response to:

  • Severe toothache pain (not just a twinge)
  • Swelling of your gums, face, or neck
  • Bleeding in your mouth that does not stop
  • Infection or a substantial risk of it
  • Trauma (such as a broken tooth)

ProHEALTH Dental Emergency Locations:

  • Lake Success: 1 ProHEALTH Plaza, Suite 115, Lake Success, NY 11042 - (516) 531-5500
  • Huntington: 35 Gerard Street, Huntington, NY 11743 - (631) 812-5000
  • Astoria: 29-14 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY 11105 - (718) 274-1515
  • White Plains: 244 Westchester Ave. Suite 401, White Plains, NY 10604 - (914) 681-0335
  • Howard Beach: 163-45 Cross Bay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414 - (718) 641-3838