Top Family Dentist For Routine & Specialized Services
Experience, Technology & Personalized Care
Are you in search of a family dentist who can address a broad spectrum of dental needs? Portside Family Dental works with all ages from children to seniors and provides a broad spectrum of dental services. Whether you are in need of a routine visit or more specialized procedures, Portside Family Dental can assist. In addition to the basics, Portside Family Dental handles: pediatric dentistry, gum treatments, crows & caps, bridges & dentures, dental implants, root canal, extractions, teeth whitening, invisalign, and sleep apnea.
The friendly staff strives to provide a comfortable, relaxing dental experience with an emphasis on getting to know the personal preferences of every patient. Like many industries, the field of dentistry has seen significant advancements due to technology, many of which help to provide a more comfortable and pleasant patient experience. Portside Family Dental utilizes many innovative technologies both to improve patient experience and to provide the highest quality treatments.
Call to schedule an appointment so that you can decide for yourself. We are certain you will feel at home with the friendly, attentive team at Portside Family Dental. From the staff at the front desk, to the dental assistants, dental hygienists, and the dentists you will feel as if you had scheduled a spa treatment for your teeth!
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Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance Provides Alternative to CPAP Machines
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. There is a broad range in regards to impact on breathing. Pauses in breathing can last from a few seconds to minutes, and can occur up to 30 times or more within an hour. If not treated it can interrupt sleep hundreds of times within a night meaning the brain and the rest of the body may not be receiving enough oxygen. You may have sleep apnea if you snore loudly, and you feel tired even after a full night’s sleep. If you think you might, schedule an appointment with your doctor. Treatment is necessary to avoid heart problems and other complications.
There are two main types of sleep apnea:
- Obstructive sleep apnea, the more common form that occurs when throat muscles relax.
- Central sleep apnea, which occurs when your brain doesn’t send proper signals to the muscles that control breathing.
Many people impacted by sleep disorders use a CPAP, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machine to regulate airflow and ensure continuous breathing. Although CPAP machines are effective at regulating breathing, many patients find it extremely difficult to sleep with a mask adhered to their face.
If you have Obstructive Sleep Apnea there is a much better solution. We provide an oral appliance alternative to the CPAP machine, and medical insurances can be billed for the device. If you have already had a sleep study and either cannot tolerate, or do not want a CPAP machine, this is a very effective alternative. This oral appliance gives a patient a restful night and the ability to travel.
As a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, I have extensive experience helping provide significantly improved quality of life for many patients. If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea call my office, Portside Family Dental in Newburyport to schedule an appointment, 978-462-4590. A restful sleep awaits!
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