Dental Sleep Masters
Revolutionary Sleep Apnea Treatment
Dr. Avi Weisfogel's Dental Sleep MBA
Sleep apnea is a condition commonly experienced by overweight people, especially those who have excess fat tissues around the neck. During sleep, the excess fat tissues can block the airway making it difficult for the person to breathe. It is the reason why a person wakes up in the middle of the night gasping for air. Those who have a severe case of sleep apnea wake up multiple times resulting in a feeling of restlessness upon waking up the following morning. Not being able to sleep soundly at night causes you to feel easily irritated. It also affects your memory and concentration. Most importantly, sleep apnea, if not treated and managed right away, could lead to cardiac-related diseases and stroke.
Addressing sleep apnea using the dental approach
Is it possible for a dentist to treat sleep apnea? The answer is a big YES! Sleep apnea is usually treated with a CPAP, which keep the airway open during sleep. Dentistry has revolutionized the treatment and management of sleep apnea. Dentists use an oral appliance to move the lower jaw forward so that it won’t block the airway while the patient is sleeping.
Dental appliance for sleep apnea is custom-fitted to the patient’s mouth. It is a more convenient and less invasive way of treating sleep apnea. What’s good about dental appliance is that it can be worn even by people with teeth grinding. It is sturdy and can withstand the pressure from teeth grinding. It also helps reduce snoring leading to better sleep.
Sleep apnea sufferers usually visit a general physician to get their condition checked and addressed. This has been the practice until one particular dentist took the step to proactively treat and manage sleep apnea. He is Dr. Avi Weisfogel. He is a cosmetic dentist who was successful at treating sleep apnea using the dentistry approach. Dr. Avi sees dentistry as more than just addressing tooth-related problems. He sees it as a way to help a huge number of patients including those who have sleep-related problems like sleep apnea.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel's educational background and experiences
Dr. Avi Weisfogel is a graduate of Rutgers University. He took up a Bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology. He headed to New York University to pursue a doctor of dental surgery (DDS). After getting his license as a dentist, he immediately started his own dental practice; Old Bridge Dental Care. He was recognized as the best dentist two consecutive times.
He sees patients with a variety of dental health issues. He also encountered patients complaining of sleep-related problems. That cultivated a sense of urgency for him to address such problem and help a growing number of patients with sleep apnea. From being a dentist, he transitioned into the world of sleep. He devotes himself to finding solutions to sleep apnea. It was a tough move and things didn’t come easy.
In 2012, Avi Weisfogel founded Owner Unlimited Sleep Patients and that’s when things started to get better. It is a platform where dentists and sleep experts work hand in hand and share their expert's point of view in treatment and management of sleep apnea and other sleep-related issues. Two years after, he founded Dental Sleep Masters. It was a program with one goal in mind and that is to provide relief for people suffering from sleep disorders.
Dental Sleep Masters specialized in providing orally applied therapy. Special types of sleepwear are used to prevent obstruction in the airway while the person is asleep. It is a problem-specific approach. The patient undergoes a thorough assessment and the problem is addressed right away. If you are suffering from sleep-related problems, then do not hesitate to contact Dr. Avi Weisfogel.