Sleep Apnea Treatment in Montvale
Snoring affects people of all ages and is often the result of obstructive sleep apnea, which can dangerously affect health. In fact, more than 26 percent of adults between the ages of 30 and 70 have sleep apnea, but it can also affect children. Sadly, many cases go untreated.
Dr. Kiwon Lee and his caring team at Bear Brook Dental Sleep Care are well-recognized in the industry as one of the most experienced dental sleep medicine providers, having successfully managed over 600 obstructive sleep apnea patients during his career.
Dr. Lee is an American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) Diplomate. ABDSM is the leading national organization for dentists who treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy, an effective alternative treatment to the standard Continue Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine. Earning Diplomate status from the ABDSM is a unique honor recognizing special competency in dental sleep medicine.
“Obstructive sleep apnea is a chronic condition that can cause breathing to stop during sleep. Loud snoring and gasping/choking sounds during sleep are common symptoms. Left untreated, it can cause numerous diseases, including heart failure and stroke. If you suspect you have sleep apnea, you first need a sleep study to confirm. You will then be referred to me. Working with a sleep specialist, I’ll evaluate you for a customized oral appliance, a device that supports your jaw in a forward position while you sleep to help maintain an open upper airway. Many patients consider an oral appliance much more comfortable than a CPAP mask. It’s also quiet, portable, and easy to clean.”
For more detailed information, please watch our very own Dr. Lee discuss obstructive sleep apnea and oral appliance therapy on the following CBS Channel 2 “American Health Front” segment.