Wallingford, CT (PRWEB) June 05, 2015
Randy J. Greenberg, DMD, is pleased to announce that new patients are currently being accepted in Wallingford, CT for sleep apnea treatment, with or without a referral. A person who suffers from this debilitating disorder is unable to go through all of the stages of sleep necessary for the body and brain to recuperate from the day. Snoring and choking during the night and extreme sleepiness during the waking hours are common symptoms of apnea. Dr. Greenberg has experience designing customized oral devices that counteract the issues causing the disorder, allowing an individual to enter deep sleep and awake refreshed.
When soft tissue in the throat completely or partially blocks the airways during sleep, the chest and diaphragm must work harder to pull air into the lungs. A disturbance usually lasts several seconds, and a person may experience several per hour throughout the course of the night, leading to sleepiness, headaches and restlessness. During the episode, oxygen levels in the blood fall, while carbon dioxide levels rise. The heart and blood vessels must then work harder, which often affects the heart rate and central nervous system. In Wallingford, CT, sleep apnea leads to a number of serious health issues. Blood pressure and blood sugar are not easily controlled, and heart disease is also a common problem.
While studies show that a CPAP machine is highly effective in treating apnea, the design and fit are uncomfortable for many, and continued compliance is low. However, oral devices are often effective at preventing the soft tissue blockage in the throat. The lower jaw is held forward and open, which prevents the tongue and throat from obstructing the airway. Dr. Greenberg creates this type of appliance for his patients on a case-by-case basis, customizing each one to the individual’s needs.
Men are more likely to suffer from obstructive sleep apnea than women, but anyone may be diagnosed with it, including children. A person in Wallingford, CT who recognizes signs and symptoms of sleep apnea such as snoring, sleepiness, and headaches may benefit from a custom designed oral appliance. More information is available on Dr. Greenberg’s website.
About the Doctor
Dr. Randy J. Greenberg is a general and cosmetic dentist offering personalized dental care for patients in Wallingford, CT for over 30 years. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University Of Connecticut Health Center School Of Dental Medicine. Dr. Greenberg holds a distinction of “Fellow” from the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry and is part of one percent of dental professionals currently providing the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®), the first FDA-cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. He was the first doctor in Connecticut to offer this procedure. To learn more about Dr. Greenberg and his dental services visit his website at http://www.thewallingforddentist.com and call 203-303-7073.