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…

Paula DeFranco-Cantatore
November 2, 2022.
After going to 4 different oral surgeons for consultations (Dr Vella was last), there was nothing for me to consider. I booked an appointment and regretted he hadn’t been my 1st consultation so I could have saved time and money. Yes, money! I was charged $100 for a consultation appointment! I would have booked him if he was the most expensive, but he was the most reasonably priced. From the moment I walked in for my consultation I was greeted with a smile and accommodating receptionist. I forgot to bring my x-rays and she made sure that I knew it was not a problem and called and had them emailed directly from my general dentist. The dental assistant that took care of me prior to Dr. Vella arriving had such a professionally caring personality. I feel terrible that her name escapes me because I want to recognize her. She took the time to get all of my medical information correct, and it is extensive, because I have a chronic neuromuscular condition (CRPS). To my surprise and pleasure, Dr. Vella had treated a patient with my specific condition! Not only did the team understand what I personally and specifically would need to endure such a procedure that is traumatic to a body, but they went above and beyond to make sure that I was comfortable and that all my questions were answered before I walked out that day. That point alone is very important! My situation was so urgent that I was added to the end of their day. I was aware that Dr. Vella had a commitment outside the office and knew in advance the appointment needed to wrap up with a 1/2 hour. Over an hour later, we were in the process of wrapping up the appointment and he stayed for an additional 1/2 hour to chat with me and make sure I was comfortable! Dr Bella had to remove roots from two of my teeth, do bone grafting in both areas, and prepare both sites for implants. The day of surgery was above and beyond anything I expected. My daughter was escorted to a private waiting area, which according to her was amazing. Recliner TV Coffee Work Space and above all QUIET. When I entered the surgical area I was greeted by Dr. Vella’s assistants Heather & Jodi. I’m not sure I can adequately put into words how wonderful they were. Their first priority of business was to see what my physical needs were that day, as my condition causes different symptoms each day. They wanted to address each and every one of them and proceed accordingly. The only thing I can say about Dr. Vella is he came into the room, chatted with me, made sure I was comfortable and wanted to address any concerns I may have had. I laid back and said “do your thing”. That is how relaxed and confident I was in Dr. Vella. He started the sedation process and said I was about to get the best sleep of my life! He wasn’t lying! Everything went perfectly and I am looking forward to my next appointment to have my stitches removed.
Boyd Bellenger
November 1, 2022.
I had a tooth extracted on Oct 31, 2022 This experience can be somewhat traumatic but Dr. Vella and his team made it as painless as it could be. His assistant Heather was very calming and explained everything that was going to happen. I can't say enough good things about that dental practice and the way they approach their work. Thank you Dr. Vella and Heather for taking a bad thing and making it a good thing.
Joe Torello
October 27, 2022.
My wife just had her dental cleaning with Beth, she did a great job, and was so nice, always a pleasure, thank you
james frascati
October 25, 2022.
Dr. Vella and his staff are the best in the business. They treat their patients with the outmost respect and make you feel comfortable from the moment you enter. They keep a sterile and clean environment at all times. Before you leave they give you complimentary toothbrush and other dental care items. Simply the best
Debra Bonsignore
October 24, 2022.
I had another great experience with Jenny, Dr. Vella and the staff at Vincent Vella, DDS.,PC. It’s hard to imagine a good time at the dentist but everyone here is so cordial, outgoing, friendly and helpful that is exactly what happens. In addition, the staff is knowledgeable and experienced, so I get the very best care and treatment. I highly recommend them.
Colleen Glass
October 7, 2022.
Dr. Vella is an excellent oral surgeon. The staff is very professional and caring.
james johnson
October 4, 2022.
I saw Dr Vella because I was in serious pain. I had an infection in a wisdom tooth and needed it pulled. My plan was to go to another dentist at a later date, but the pain got intense. My family dentist referred me to Dr. Vella. Dr Vella and his staff were kind and considerate and actually cared that I was in so much pain. Dr Vella pulled the tooth the same day and gave me great relief!! Dr Vella is an excellent dentist and I will refer him to anyone that asks. Thank you and your staff Dr. Vella!! You guys are truly my heroes!!! James D Johnson
Annie Piacentini
September 29, 2022.
Always a pleasure to visit the Dentist office. Everyone is so friendly! Dr.Vella and Jamie are the best! Love my Dentist office!
Linda Herne
September 23, 2022.
This Office and Dr Vella is the best in the city
David Acciari
September 22, 2022.
I had an emergency extraction , both Dr. Vella and Stacey were nothing but accommodating and professional . Zero pain during and after .

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