Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea Specialist

More than 22 million Americans have sleep apnea, a potentially serious condition that prevents you from getting a restful night’s sleep.

At Chauvin Family Dentistry, with locations in Saratoga Springs and Clifton Park, New York, the team uses effective, non-surgical treatments to manage sleep apnea.

To schedule an appointment, call the nearest office and speak with the administrative staff, or book online today. 

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea Q & A

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a common condition that causes you to wake throughout the night. Without prompt diagnosis and treatment, sleep apnea increases your risk of serious health problems, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

If your partner regularly complains about your snoring, or you wake up most mornings feeling groggy or unrested, don’t wait to seek professional help. 

What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

Common symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Loud snoring
  • Gasping for air during sleep
  • Difficulty staying asleep
  • Irritability
  • Morning headache
  • Waking up with a dry mouth
  • Feeling sleepy throughout the day

If you have sleep apnea, you might also find it difficult to pay attention or stay on task at work.

What are the types of sleep apnea?

The different types of sleep apnea include:

Obstructive sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), occurs when the tissues at the back of your throat relax while you’re sleeping. This blocks your airways, causing you to snore or gasp for air during the night. 

Central sleep apnea

Central sleep apnea occurs when your brain stops sending messages to the muscles that control your breathing. It’s less common than OSA but just as serious.

Complex sleep apnea

Complex sleep apnea occurs when you have OSA and central sleep apnea. Complex sleep apnea is also known as treatment-emergent sleep apnea.

How is sleep apnea diagnosed?

Only a medical doctor can diagnose sleep apnea. If you’ve received a diagnosis from your primary care physician, the team at Chauvin Family Dentistry can develop a custom treatment plan that minimizes symptoms and helps you sleep better.

How is sleep apnea treated?

Treatment of sleep apnea depends on the type and severity of your symptoms. Whenever possible, the team at Chauvin Family Dentistry recommends conservative, non-surgical forms of care, including:

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)

CPAP is a nasal mask that you wear during sleep. The mask delivers air directly to your lungs, keeping your airways open throughout the night. 

Custom oral appliances

If you have a mild case of sleep apnea, the team might recommend a custom oral appliance. A custom oral appliance is a mouthpiece that repositions your tongue and pushes your lower jaw forward. This opens up your airways, allowing you to breathe comfortably.

To receive all-inclusive care for sleep apnea, schedule an appointment at Chauvin Family Dentistry. Call the nearest office, or book an appointment online today.

Chauvin Family Dentistry

Meet Our Providers

Nicholas Chauvin, DDS

Nicholas Chauvin, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist

MaiAn Vu, DDS

MaiAn Vu, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist

Ryan Yurchak, DDS

Ryan Yurchak, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist

Jonathan Montag, DDS

Jonathan Montag, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist

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Saratoga Springs, NY & Clifton Park, NY

Three Convenient Locations

Saratoga Springs

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403 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Saratoga Springs

Vischer Ferry Road

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516 Vischer Ferry Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065
Vischer Ferry Road

Clifton Park Route 146

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981 Rte 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065
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