Sleep Apnea Treament Rochester, NY

The office of Dr. Vincent Vella D.D.S. provides sleep apnea treatment in Rochester, NY.

Sleep apnea (OSA) is a disruptive and potentially life-threatening condition that deprives your body of a steady flow of oxygen. With OSA, the airway is blocked or has collapsed, leading to pauses in breathing and/or snoring.

Patients with OSA experience multiple pauses in their breathing every night. It’s not uncommon to experience these pauses anywhere from 5 to 30 times an hour. Each episode may last for a few seconds or as long as a few minutes.

Snoring Treatment Rochester, NY

One of the first signs of sleep apnea manifests in tooth grinding. Your dentist will inspect your teeth to see if there are signs of wear and tear. Grinding in and of itself is a cause for multiple concerns. Grinding causes tooth wear, cavities, and breakage and affects the health of your gums. Chronic snoring is a common sign of sleep apnea. Other symptoms include waking up with a dry mouth, sore throat (indicating breathing through your mouth), scalloping of the tongue, and constant fatigue or daytime drowsiness.

Sleep Apnea Treatment | Vincent Vella, DDS Rochester, NY

What Causes Sleep Apnea?

During sleep apnea you cease breathing for a small amount of time, resulting in interruptions in sleep. You might stop breathing because the muscles in the back of your throat are slack, the tongue is too large, or the jaw is too small. All these reasons can cause obstructions in your airway.

These pauses in breathing can last from a few seconds to minutes and may happen multiple times an hour. This stop in breathing results in people gasping for air and waking up, which naturally diminishes your quality of sleep and results in disrupted sleep, low oxygen levels, fatigue during the day, and problems with concentration and memory.

Left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, diabetes, obesity and stroke.

Detecting Sleep Disorders Through Dentistry in Rochester, NY

Dentistry and sleeping don’t seem to have an obvious link, but the science is there. Your dentist, in many instances, sees you more frequently than your medical doctor and is in a unique position to identify symptoms of sleep apnea during routine wellness visits. At our dental office in Rochester, NY we are trained to look for telltale physical signs as well as review with you a comprehensive list of questions.

Breathe Easy Mouthpiece Rochester, NY

Correcting your sleep apnea doesn’t necessarily have to involve wearing a CPAP mask or enduring potentially painful surgery. Now we can offer you an easy and discreet way to help you sleep better and potentially save your life!

The doctors at the office of Vincent Vella in Rochester, use state-of-the-art digital imaging technology called SICAT to analyze your upper airway to identify the blockage. We’ll share this information with your physician, who will determine if Optisleep is the safest choice for you. Based on this information, we will create a customized breathe easy mouthpiece that will help you breathe easier at night and allow you to wake up refreshed and ready to face the day.

Breath Easy Mouthpiece | Vincent Vella, DDS Rochester, NY

Our customized dental mouthpieces are:

  • A non-surgical alternative – Using a mouthpiece requires no surgery or other alterations to your mouth
  • Comfortable – We customize your mouthpiece to fit securely and easily in your mouth so you don’t notice it while you are sleeping.
  • Removable – Wear the mouthpiece while you sleep and take it out when you are awake.
  • Convenient – The mouthpiece is small and easy to insert and remove. No machines or equipment are required.

What Our Patients Are Saying...

Vincent Vella DDS PC

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I’ve been going to Dr. Vella for over 30 years. I highly recommend this office. They’re all very friendly and professional. Today had my teeth cleaned by Jessie and she did a great job. She was very thorough and professional.

Joe Willy
2 days ago

Another fantastic experience today at my appointment. The best place in Rochester for any dental needs. Always on time every time. Jessie had me in and out, back to work in a flash. Thanks! joe

Gail Burke
4 days ago

This past week I was at the office of Dr. Vincent Vella to have a tooth extracted and the first part of a tooth implant put in place. I was a bit nervous when I arrived but was immediately put at ease by Dr. Vella and his caring staff, Heather, Courtney and Toni. The procedure was clearly explained to me step by step and was much quicker than I thought it would be. Also to my relief it was painless. Thank you for such a positive experience!

Larry Geldner
6 days ago

Dr. Vella and his staff are the best they can be. Dr. Vella is a leader in the field of dentistry, utilizing the latest equipment and years of experience in a comfortable, professional environment. If you need a dentist, Dr. Vella and his staff will make your visit a pleasant one. You can trust that your issue will be compassionately addressed.

I love my new OLD smile. Dr. Attardi made my new teeth exactly like the teeth i lost. The process was made comfortable and seamless. I highly highly recommend this dental practist for any dental need. Great complete service staff.

Dr. Vella is the best dentist ever! I went in for an extraction of a cracked tooth and an implant placement. Thanks to Dr. Vella and his team, Heather, Toni,and Courtney it was a piece of cake! If you're looking for a great dental team, look no further!

Fred Vaccaro
a week ago

Dr. Vella and his staff are the BEST!!!

lorri connolly
a week ago

I found him to be very knowledgeable. He most importantly cares about your health if you have to go through an oral surgery.

C. D.
2 months ago

I put off going to the dentist for way too many years. Do do that decision, I need extensive dental work done. My son recommended Vincent Vella as he has been treated by him in the past. From my first appointment to my dental surgery, everyone associated with Vella DDS has been kind and reassuring every step of the way. I was well prepared in having everything explained so the morning of the surgery moved quickly and without any hesitation. It's now 4 days later and I can honestly say I have been with out any pain or discomfort. This is the first step to a fair number of future appointments with the first being the most difficult. I can honestly say I will not hesitate in my future appointments with Dr Vella and his team of highly professional and caring folks.

I have been terrified for years to do the inevitable, wisdom teeth extraction. After many opinions and encouragement from Dr. Vella’s office i finally surrendered and agreed. I have heard in the past nothing but horror stories in regards to the pain after and swelling which has probably been one of the reasons i have put it off for so long . I must say Dr Vella and his team made this an exceptional experience . I was in and out of there yesterday, my surgery was scheduled at 7:30, they took me back at 7:45 and i was out of there a little before 9. I spent the day icing and have had little to no swelling, today I’m on day 2, again little to no swelling and minimal pain . Trish , Heather, Courtney , Toni and Dr. Vella exceeded my expectations with this . Also Dr Vella himself called me personally last night to check on me and Trish also gave me her cell phone number in case I had any questions throughout the weekend or concerns. This team truly is five stars and beyond, this practice is amazing highly recommend. !!!

June Sosland
2 months ago

Dr. Vella and his entire staff are amazing! I am phobic about dental work and Dr. Vella & his staff have made my experiences painless, safe, and absent of anxiety and stress. I have the utmost confidence in him as he is warm, kind, supportive, calming, honest & technically excellent. I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else for implants or other dental procedures. Additionally, his staff are equally wonderful!

2 months ago

After being very hesitant to get my wisdom teeth out I was recommended Dr Vella by my dentist. Two weeks after the procedure and I can honestly say this was the best experience I could’ve asked for. From the pre-appointment consult to the surgery itself, Dr Vella and staff were accommodating and helpful. When Dr Vella called me at 8pm after the surgery to check in on me I instantly knew that I chose the right place to go. The recovery was easier than I expected and I would recommend anyone on the fence about getting this procedure done to schedule a consult at his office.

MaryBeth Andersen
2 months ago

This is my fourth dentist office I have tried since I moved here. Although the others were fine, they did not meet my high expectations I have experienced in the past living in other cities. Well, my search is over now. I have found my new 'home'. Everything from the front desk, my new hygienist Jamie, to Dr. Attardi was by far an excellent professional experience. I was so impressed with Jamie and her expertise and knowledge and how she communicated with me on everything she was doing. I felt so comfortable and safe that they were honestly there to take care of my teeth that were bothering me and reassured me that they would do their best to save them if at all possible. I can't wait to go back for more treatments...Honestly!

5 months ago

I had my one wisdom tooth extracted yesterday. Dr. Vella did an exceptional job. I was extremely nervous about this procedure as my tooth was partially impacted. From the initial consultation, Trish and Dr. Vella took time to answer all of my questions. Toni, Heather and Courtney were in the room with me yesterday and made me feel very comfortable. I was impressed at how smooth the procedure went and I left without any bleeding or gauze in my mouth. I did not opt for sedation, and must say aside from some pressure and drilling noise, it wasn’t as bad as I had anticipated. Dr. Vella kept me posted along the way. Today, I woke up with very mild swelling, not much pain, and absolutely no bleeding or bruising. I also would like to thank Dr. Vella for calling with his personal number last evening to make sure I was doing okay. Please go see Dr. Vella and you won’t regret it. He also offers innovative procedures which will aid with the overall healing process. The front-end staff are always courteous in helping coordinate all of my appointments. The entire practice exudes kindness and competency. Many thanks!!😊

John Cardone
2 months ago

I recently underwent dental surgery with Dr. Vella and his surgical assistants Toni, Heather and Courtney. Dr. Vella and his assistants comforting manner and attention to detail quickly had me relaxed and ready for the procedure. During the procedure everyone would advise me on what was happening and what I would feel, there were no surprises. After the surgery I was given all the post instructions in writing and verbally in case I had any questions. Overall my experience was much better than what I was expecting and would highly recommend Dr. Vella and his staff to anyone who asks.

2 months ago

Dr. Vella and his staff, Heather, Toni and Courtney were so pleasant and helpful during my recent visit on 3/21/2024. Trish the surgical coordinator has been extremely helpful since my initial visit in September 2023. I would highly recommend Dr. Vella and his entire staff for any dental needs. Thank you for your excellent service.

I have been a patient of Dr. Vella's for over 20 yrs and he is great. I had an implant done today and, as always, it was as painless as possible. His staff assisting today, Heather, Courtney and Toni were wonderful. Everyone there is great!

Chuck Colburn
4 months ago

I was very nervous about having this extraction w/ implant prep procedure done. I met with Trish C. ( patient consultant) and Dr V. Vella, who put my mind at ease. Then on the day of my procedure I was taken care of by Toni, Courtney, and Dr. Vella. It was flawless, and went smoothly. Toni was extremely caring and professional, and took excellent care of me. Dr. Vella has a great bedside manner, explained everything he was doing, and made sure I felt no discomfort. I highly recommend Dr. Vincent Vella Family & Implant Dentistry.

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