With obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affecting around one in five people and tooth grinding impacting one in four, there is a high chance that you or someone you love is not getting the most restful sleep possible, and harming their teeth in the process. Dr. Robert Danz offers those affected by sleep apnea in Hudson, NY a revolutionary new treatment called the RiPPLE plus, which can help patients breathe and sleep better while protecting their teeth from grinding, or bruxism.
Sleep apnea can be a dangerous condition that can lead to stroke, obesity, heart conditions and restless nights. It occurs when the loose skin in the back of the throat falls into the airway, blocking oxygen from getting to the brain and organs. The most obvious sign of sleep apnea is constant snoring, but there are also sleep studies that can be done at home to form a diagnosis. Often in conjunction with sleep apnea, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems can occur as the jaw is not optimally aligned. This causes teeth to grind and clench against each other, leading to morning headaches, sore jaw and shoulders muscles and often tooth damage. With the RiPPLE plus solution, Dr. Danz can treat both sleep apnea and TMJ tooth grinding at once.
It can be hard to tell initially if you are affected by sleep apnea or bruxism since the symptoms present themselves while you sleep. Below, you’ll find many common symptoms of each condition.
The RiPPLE plus can offer you a solution to these common TMJ and sleep apnea symptoms with a simple, comfortable and durable mouth guard worn at night. Dr. Danz designs this unique mouth guard to fit your mouth comfortably and it is custom tailored to your ideal sleep position. The RiPPLE plus works by comfortably preventing your teeth from touching at night and guiding them into a proper alignment. Then, with an innovative band design, your bottom jaw will be gently pushed forward into an optimal sleep position. This prevents the soft tissues in the throat from blocking the airway and allows patients to breathe comfortably throughout the night.
The RiPPLE is designed to be comfortable and easy to wear at night. It effectively replaces cumbersome devices like the CPAP machine, making it easier to travel with and does not affect those you share a bed with. With constant wear, you’ll find yourself sleeping better and feeling more rested. You’ll also be protecting your teeth from undue harm and your health from harmful systemic conditions. If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea in Hudson, NY, you owe it to yourself, your health, and your loved ones to schedule a consultation with Dr. Danz to discuss RiPPLE today.