Sleep Apnea Treatment – Plattsburgh, NY

Get the Sleep You Need Today

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Dr. Tom Gerner at True North Dental Group is committed to helping patients who suffer from sleep apnea. When inadequate rest becomes the normal day-to-day reality, it can have a negative impact on a person’s physical, mental, and behavioral well-being. Whether it is moodiness, forgetfulness, chronic fatigue, or even high blood pressure, the effects of poor sleep can be detrimental. This is why Dr. Gerner offers dental sleep apnea treatment in Plattsburgh and will work with patients' medical insurance to help improve symptoms so that patients can start breathing better and getting the necessary sleep. If you believe you could benefit from this service, call our dental office today.

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Why Choose True North Dental Group for Sleep Apnea Treatment?

  • Dentist with Extensive Training in Sleep Apnea Treatment
  • Custom Oral Appliances Designed for Each Patient
  • Flexible Financing Available with CareCredit

An Alternative to CPAP

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There are different sleep apnea treatment options available, one of which is a CPAP. Short for continuous positive airway pressure, this device is often the go-to solution for many patients because of its ability to address all types of sleep apnea.

However, its bulkiness is just one of the reasons many patients struggle with it. Consisting of a machine as well as various cords and tubes, patients wear either a nasal mask or one that fits over both the mouth and nose. It can be uncomfortable to wear, causing many individuals to take it off and forgo treatment altogether.

Fortunately, there is an alternative solution that is proven effective and much more comfortable than a CPAP. Working with a dentist like Dr. Gerner, patients can expect to receive a portable, user-friendly device that is easy to wear, comfortable, and requires no additional attachments.

At True North Dental Group, we rely on oral appliances to help our patients get the sleep they need, as they are created to shift the jaw forward slightly so that there is no cause for collapse while asleep. This leaves the airway open, allowing air to flow freely.

What Is Sleep Apnea?

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Sleep apnea is a condition that plagues millions of Americans. When an obstruction forms inside the airway as a result of collapsing throat muscles, it can spur one or more interruptions throughout the night that come in the form of compromised breathing. As a result, an individual may wake up choking or gasping for air. This back-and-forth sleeping and waking can create problems for a person’s overall health and make daily functions difficult.

Common Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

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Many of the symptoms associated with sleep apnea can be mistaken for other health problems; however, should you notice any of these issues becoming more regular, make sure to call our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gerner:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Loud snoring
  • Choking or gasping for air throughout the night
  • Moodiness
  • Forgetfulness
  • Drowsy driving
  • High blood pressure
  • Mouth breathing
  • Dry mouth

At-Home Sleep Testing

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At True North Dental, we can refer you to a telemedicine sleep physician who can get you set up with a sleep test. The test is easy to use and the physician will recieve the results wirelessly. These test results can then be used to determine if treatment is necessary.

Sleep Apnea Treatment & Insurance

Dental sleep appliances are actually covered under most medical insurance plans! The exact amount of coverage available will depend on several factors, including your individual policy, its deductibles, and the network allowances. If this sounds a little confusing, don't worry! Our dedicated sleep team at True North goes above and beyond to help each patient receive maximum reimbursement from their coverage so that they can focus on simply sleeping better. 

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