Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) June 09, 2015
William R. Gielincki Jr., DDS is pleased to announce that he has openings for patients seeking treatment for sleep apnea in Jacksonville, FL. This disruptive disorder prevents the body from acquiring rest at night by blocking the airway, causing snoring and gasping that lead to wakefulness. Dr. Gielincki is a prosthodontist with expertise in designing oral devices that allow an individual to breathe in a reclining position, which promotes a good night’s sleep.
A person who is experiencing obstructive sleep apnea in Jacksonville, FL, typically has episodes during the night where the breathing is interrupted multiple times due to a blockage of the airway. Incidents are often marked by snoring, choking, and gasping as the diaphragm and chest muscles attempt to pull air past the obstruction. These may occur dozens or even hundreds of times each night. As a result, the individual is not able to enter the deep phases of sleep, where the body and mind regenerate and prepare for the next day. The lack of oxygen to the brain and the organs cause a number of health issues, including high blood pressure, depression and heart problems.
Not all oral devices are the same. Dr. Gielincki customizes a mandibular device called the Thornton Adjustable Positioner 3 (TAP®3) for his patients suffering from sleep apnea in Jacksonville, FL. This product works by maintaining a forward position for the lower jaw to prevent the obstruction of the throat. It holds the airway open and allows an individual to sleep deeply without snoring and choking. Most patients report that the TAP®3 is more comfortable than CPAP machines, making them more likely to continue use. It differs from other similar oral devices in that it is adjustable by both the prosthodontist and the patient, allowing for more comfort in a variety of situations.
Some individuals are not candidates for a TAP®3 device because of oral conditions such as loose teeth. Anyone with obstructive sleep apnea can discover if this product is a potential solution by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Gielincki. More information about this state-of-the-art device is available on his website.
About the Doctor
Dr. William Gielincki, Jr. is a prosthodontist offering personalized dental care for patients in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Gielincki has over 30 years of experience restoring the smiles of his patients through modern techniques and materials. He is committed to providing each patient with individualized treatment plans, and looks forward to building more confident and comfortable smiles. To learn more about the services Dr. Gielincki offers, please visit his website at http://www.drwgielincki.com or call (904) 770-3440.