Ingber Dental offers a full spectrum of dental services, including the prevention, restoration and treatment of complex oral disorders such as sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a common and serious condition characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. It affects the well-being of millions of individuals across the country. In fact, it is among the leading causes of sleep deprivation and fatigue that can lead to poor quality of life and other serious health conditions.
In some cases, experienced cosmetic dentists have the ability to treat and successfully cure patients suffering from sleep apnea, depending on the type and severity of the condition, which varies from one patient to another.
There are three types of apnea, including:
- Obstructive apnea — blockage of the airways caused by excessive soft tissue in the back of the tongue, throat and/or nose
- Central apnea — failure of the brain to signal the muscles to breathe
- Mixed apnea — a combination of obstructive and central apnea
If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, memory loss, weight gain, impotency and severe headaches.
What is the Most Common Type of Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive apnea, the most common type, is often treated by cosmetic dentists who are trained in laser dentistry. This type of sleep apnea can be treated using a number of advanced methods, including dental appliances, typically worn at night, tongue-retaining devices, repositioning of the jaw and in some cases surgery. The most common symptoms of sleep apnea are gasping for air and/or choking during sleep, as well as loud snoring.
Many patients have visited Ingber Dental in search of a successful remedy for sleep apnea. In fact, Dr. Ingber works with his associate, Dr. Charles Porvaznik, and a number of highly regarded practitioners, including a maxillofacial surgeon who can help. In addition to sleep apnea, Dr. Ingber offers TMJ therapy. He also performs a number of teeth restoration procedures, including dental bridges, dental crowns, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers and the advanced dental implants procedure.
To learn more about treating sleep apnea in Washington, D.C. with Dr. Kenneth Ingber and schedule a consultation, call (202) 331-7474 today.