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Millions of Americans spend their nights snoring up a storm – usually to the frustration of their tired spouses. It’s a common, annoying problem, but one that most people think of as harmless. But did you know that snoring can actually indicate a deeper, much more serious condition? You may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that can lead to serious complications down the road if left untreated. Thankfully, our team is here to help. With decades of experience serving the Philadelphia area, the Main Line, and beyond, Dr. Gershberg is committed to providing you with expert, personalized care that puts your needs first.
The most common form of sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea, is when breathing during sleep grows shallow or is interrupted, usually resulting in a jolt that breaks you out of your natural sleep rhythm. The pauses last seconds, and can happen hundreds of times during the night. Most of the time, you’re not even aware that they’re happening at all. For more information on obstructive sleep apnea, visit our page: “What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?”
So how can you tell if you’re suffering from sleep apnea? Here are some common symptoms:
If these sound familiar, then you might have sleep apnea. To learn more about the symptoms, risk factors, and dangers of obstructive sleep apnea, read our page: “Do I Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea?”
For most patients, treatment is simple. We can provide you with a custom-fit oral appliance to wear while you sleep that is comfortable and flexible, making it easier for you to breathe during the night. When worn, these devices hold the lower jaw in a protruded position, which reduces or even eliminates snoring.
Many options exist for those suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. To learn more about the treatment options offered at the Art of Dentistry by Dr. Stephen J. Gershberg, visit our page: “Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment In Bryn Mawr, PA.”
Please call our office at 610-527-6700 or visit our online contact form to make your appointment right now. Our practice offers general and cosmetic dentistry services to the Philadelphia area and Main Line, including Bryn Mawr, Radnor, Ardmore, Merion, and Newtown Square.