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…

Carrie Ann ShufeltCarrie Ann Shufelt
15:39 10 Feb 22
Dr.Vella is an amazing Dentist. With a wonderful bedside manner, he is compassionate, caring, has a great personality and has strong work ethic’s. He takes his dentistry seriously and provides the BEST OF THE BEST for his patients. And to top it off, he has an excellent staff of hygienists and secretaries. You will not leave that office unhappy. Even though he does not accept my insurance, I still go to Dr. Vella because I know I’m getting the Best. So, my family and I are willing to pay.
Sandy CaramanteSandy Caramante
15:17 09 Feb 22
Dr. Vella is awesome. His staff is also wonderful. I had to have a crown pulled. I didn't feel a thing. Dr. Vella kept asking me if I was doing okay through the whole process. He's very caring. I would recommend him to everyone. It really was such a pleasant experience. And he called me that evening to see how I was doing. Again Dr. Vella and his staff are awesome.
Greg BarberGreg Barber
18:55 03 Feb 22
As a prior military veteran, I have never had a good experience with any Dentist. Since I started visiting Dr. Vella, I have had nothing but great experiences. Both Dr. Vella and his staff go above and beyond to take care of his patients. He is up front in telling what procedures he will be preforming. As a patient I like the fact he is " A Down to Earth " type of Dentist. I would recommend ( which I already have ) to anybody and everyone.Five stars to Dr. Vella and his Staff.
marlene disalvatoremarlene disalvatore
14:27 22 Jan 22
I was always afraid of going to the dentist, until I met with Dr Vella. This gentleman of a doctor made me feel so comfortable he is a compassionate, caring man and does outstanding work. I needed allot of work done and Dr Vella walked me through each step thoroughly and with much care. He is the most professional man (dentist) I have ever met and knows it all when it comes to teeth. I can't thank him enough for the care and constant care he has shown throughout surgery and much other work he has done. He has changed my life by fixing my teeth. I would recommend this dentist to anyone who has a fear of dentists. Dr Vella is gentle and always made sure I was comfortable. I want to thank him for all he has done and changing my life. His staff and Co workers are also very professional caring and accommodating, they are friendly and always listen and make sure you understand all that is going on. All I can say is that I'm am so grateful to you Dr Vella and your co workers. Thanks for making a huge difference in my life.
Susie MitchellSusie Mitchell
04:34 21 Jan 22
I have been a patient here since 2000. I truly love this dental practice and you will also! Dr. Vincent Vella is a wonderful compassionate person. Always makes sure you are not in pain ever. Picks the procedure he feels will benefit you most. You are not just another patient here. The whole office staff is friendly and treats each person like family. Always brought my children with me since they were born. I felt if my kids saw me getting dental work, it would take away any "fear". Both are teenagers now. Getting teeth cleaned by Joni since they were 3yrs. Joni is Magnificent. Office always has the most updated medical equipment. I'm grateful for everything Dr. Vella has done for our family. I refer people who need a dentist to this practice and our teens refer their classmates!
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