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Sleep apnea treatment in Norwalk

Norwalk oral appliances

Norwalk oral appliances

Have you been suffering with sleep apnea and have been told that an oral appliance may be able to solve your sleep apnea problem? If so, you will definitely want to come in to our dental practice and learn more about how Norwalk oral appliances can help you feel better and stop your sleep apnea symptoms.

At our dental practice, Alan B Rosenthal, DDS, our expert and highly trained sleep apnea specialist and dentist is Dr. Alan B Rosenthal. Patients who suffer from untreated sleep apnea can have a very difficult time during the day; they may feel tired all the time and then have trouble falling asleep. Sleep apnea patients can even wake up in the middle of the night and then have trouble concentrating during the day because they are so tired and have not really received any quality of sleep. These symptoms can all be related to sleep apnea or snoring. Our dentist, Dr. Rosenthal, is able to provide patients with Norwalk oral appliances that can help reduce or eliminate the symptoms of sleep apnea or snoring.

Dr. Rosenthal is a sleep apnea specialist. Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that can go on to cause other health problems. When a person has sleep apnea they will actually temporarily stop breathing many times when they sleep. Sleep apnea can also cause headaches and even personality changes. When a person has sleep apnea they will often snore loudly at night and then gasp for air. At our practice, our sleep apnea and snoring patients can be fitted for Norwalk oral appliances which will keep the sleep apnea or snoring from occurring. Oral appliance therapy is a very important treatment option for patients with sleep apnea. The potential health risks of sleep apnea are very serious, and can include: high blood pressure; heart disease; diabetes; depression; and even stroke. An oral appliance is a small plastic device that the patient will keep in his or her mouth during sleep. It is similar to a sports mouth guard and will help keep the tongue and soft tissues in the back of the throat from collapsing. This will enable the patient to keep an open airway during their sleep. If you are interested in being seen by our sleep apnea doctor, and getting a sleep apnea device to help prevent this problem, simply contact our office for an appointment.

37 North Avenue, Suite 3
Norwalk, Connecticut 06851
(203) 84-sleep
(203) 84-snore


Norwalk Orofacial Pain

Diagnosing and treating orofacial pain in Norwalk

Norwalk orofacial pain

Norwalk orofacial pain

When people experience orofacial pain, their first call is often to their dentist. Many different conditions will present with similar symptoms, making it difficult for a dentist to arrive at an accurate diagnosis. Without a correct diagnosis, it is virtually impossible to provide the care necessary to alleviate a person’s pain. If this sounds familiar to you, and you have been experience Norwalk orofacial pain to no avail, then perhaps it’s time you visit the dental office of Alan B Rosenthal DMD.

Orofacial pain is an evolving area within the field of dentistry dedicated to the treatment of complex orofacial pain disorders, and the scope of the field is enlarging. Dr. Alan B Rosenthal has accumulated extensive knowledge and experience throughout over 30 years of his practice in managing complicated cases. He is a sleep doctor, board certified Orofacial pain doctor, a Fellow of American Academy of Orofacial Pain, and holds a Master’s degree in Public Health and Master’s degree in Global Public Health. In short, he is well adept at diagnosing and treating Norwalk orofacial pain. Orofacial pain is pain perceived in the face and/or oral cavity. It is caused by diseases or disorders of regional structures, by dysfunction of the nervous system, or through referral from distant sources. This includes, but is not limited to complex masticatory and cervical musculoskeletal pain, neurovascular pain (i.e. headache disorders resulting in orofacial pain), neuropathic pain, psychosocial concerns, as well as sleep disorders related to orofacial pain. Other complex disorders causing persistent pain and dysfunction of the orofacial structure may cause orofacial pain. Treatment, of course, is dependent on the cause of the Norwalk orofacial pain. If it is due to a sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea, then a device worn while the patient sleeps may be all that’s needed.

If you would like to learn more about our periodontist office or periodontist, we highly recommend that you visit our practice’s main website to browse through some additional, detailed information that you might find useful. If you have any specific questions or concerns regarding Sarasota periodontal maintenance and cleanings, or any of our other procedures, please do not hesitate to contact the staff here directly. We look forward to working with you and giving you the beautiful smile that you deserve.

37 North Avenu, Suite3
Norwalk, Connecticut 06851
(203) 84-sleep
(203) 84-snore


Norwalk Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea treatment in Norwalk

Norwalk sleep apnea

Norwalk sleep apnea

Here at the office of Dr. Alan B Rosenthal, treatments for Norwalk sleep apnea are some of our most valued and popular services. Sleep apnea is a condition that leads to serious disruptions in your sleep, and can increase your risk of further health problems like heart attack and stroke. When people with sleep apnea are sleeping, several times throughout the night their breathing stops for periods that can last several seconds at a time. This pause in breathing will wake you up, though you are not likely to remember being awake. Because your sleep cycle is so disrupted, if you have sleep apnea you will often wake up feeling like you have barely rested at all. People with sleep apnea may experience frequent irritability and extreme fatigue. Often, this can impact their performance at work and their relationships with loved ones. Sleep apnea can be confirmed through a sleep study, during which you will be observed as you sleep through the night in order to confirm a diagnosis. If you have a confirmed diagnosis of Norwalk sleep apnea, Dr. Rosenthal is here to help. We can provide you with a small, customized oral appliance that is worn as you sleep in order to keep your airways open and clear, allowing you to sleep comfortably throughout the night.

If you would like to learn more about our treatments for Norwalk sleep apnea, or if you would like to learn more about any of the other many helpful services that Dr. Alan B Rosenthal has to offer, our practice’s main website is an excellent resource to consult. There you will find plenty of additional details that you might find useful. If you have any specific questions or concerns that we can help you with in any way, please do no hesitate to contact the staff here directly. You can reach us by giving us a call here at the office, or by sending us a message using the designated contact form on our main website. We are happy to help however possible. We look forward to working with you soon at Dr. Rosenthal’s office.

37 North Avenue, Suite 3
Norwalk, Connecticut 06851
(203) 84-sleep
(203) 84-snore


Norwalk Sleep Specialist

Acupuncture for Orofacial Pain in Norwalk

 

Norwalk Sleep Specialist

Norwalk Sleep Specialist

Dealing with any kind of pain can be incredibly difficult. It can make daily life very challenging and it can prevent you from Doug many of the things that you want or need to do. Orofacial pain is rather difficult to deal with and it can make things like eating or speaking incredibly uncomfortable. Just as the case with any other kind of pain you should really seek out methods that will help alleviate it or manage it and here with our Norwalk sleep specialist Alan B Rosenthal, DMD you can see how well something like acupuncture or orofacial pain may work for you.

When it comes to treating things like pain or promoting better general wellness, not many people are aware of the benefits of acupuncture. Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine that has been practiced in China, and elsewhere, for over two thousand years and has been used to help treat pain management, to promote wellness, balance within the body, and as a therapeutic tool among many other things. If you are experiencing orofacial pain, there may be a number of reasons as to why you are experiencing this discomfort. Orofacial pain is sometimes due to toothaches, which may be caused by cavities or root canal infections. But orofacial pain may also be the result of temporomandibular joint dysfunction or TMD. The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull, allowing you to open and close your mouth. There are many things can cause TMD such as a previous injury, wear and tear or simply arthritis and other issues, but it can be incredibly painful to deal with and it may be hard to sleep as well. Our Norwalk sleep specialist, Alan B Rosenthal, DMD, can help.

Acupuncture involves the methodic insertion of needles at certain pressure points on the body and has been used for pain management for thousands of years. Alan B Rosenthal, DMD is extremely knowledgeable of the benefits inherent to acupuncture used to treat orofacial pain and may be able to help you control your TMD symptoms in lieu of undergoing surgery or any other more invasive method. If you are interested in what this treatment can do for you then please call us here at the offices of Alan B Rosenthal, DMD today.

Alan B Rosenthal, DMD
37 North Avenue, Suite 3
Norwalk, Connecticut 06851
(203) 84-sleep
(203) 84-snore


Sleep Apnea Treatment in Norwalk

Norwalk Sleeping Disorder

There are three kinds of sleep apnea and we can treat you for any of them here at our office. The most common type of obstructive sleep apnea, in which your breathing may become shallow during sleep. At times, it can even stop all together. If that seems frightening, we understand. This shallow or temporarily ceased breathing can occur multiple times per night, repeating until you awake. It could happen as many as hundreds of times during one night of sleep. Blockage of your airway can be either partial or complete. But in either instance, your body has to work hard to keep the airway open and breathe effectively. Our sleep apnea treatment in Norwalk can relieve this and the side-effects that can often accompany it, including fatigue from unsatisfying sleep. The other two types are central sleep apnea and a form that is a cross between obstructive and central. In central sleep apnea, your muscles don’t receive the proper signals from your brain and this results in your breathing pattern being disrupted.

With obstructive sleep apnea, symptoms to be aware of are being tired during the day, even after a full night’s sleep, difficulties waking in the morning, night sweats, morning headaches, dry mouth or sore throat first thing in the morning, sexual dysfunction, and a waking suddenly in the night with a feeling of choking or gasping. If you have a bed partner, ask them if you snore or if you are restless during sleep. Experiencing any of the above signs means you should call us and schedule an examination for our sleep apnea treatment in Norwalk. Risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea include being overweight, African-American, Hispanic, or a Pacific-Islander. Men are twice as likely as women to get it. Likelihood increased with age (and for women, after menopause).

The type of sleep apnea you have is just one detail that will determine the nature of our sleep apnea treatment in Norwalk. The focus is on keeping your airway open as you sleep. Lifestyle adjustments, such as losing weight, avoiding alcohol before bedtime, quitting smoking, and sleeping on your side can all be effective. Oral devices are the second tier of solutions. And if neither lifestyle changes nor devices prove sufficient, the last and best resort may be surgery.

 

37 North Avenue, Suite 3
Norwalk, Connecticut 06851
(203) 84-sleep
(203) 84-snore

 

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