Dr. Avi Weisfogel together with Dr. Jonathan Greenburg and Dr. Barry Glassman founded Dental Sleep Masters based in South Orange, New Jersey have revolutionized and impacted the world of sleep medicine. His practice includes helping individuals suffering from sleep apnea find a way to properly treat and eliminate its effects on their daily lives. In order to effectively treat sleep apnea, Dr. Avi Weisfogal must first let patients know that the disorder exists. Dr. Weisfogal can then either treat them or refer the patient to another dental professional who can fit them with the appropriate oral appliance.
Prior to Dental Sleep Masters, he practiced dentistry at Old Bridge Dental Care from 1999 to 2014. He wanted to help more patients understand and treat their sleeping disorders. His passion to his work can be seen throughout all of the patients that he has helped through the years. Watch his educational YouTube video below.
Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Use Oral Appliance Therapy By Avi Weisfogel. Loud snoring and the possibility of dangerous medical conditions are the major symptoms of this condition. Earlier statistics, suggested that overweight, middle aged men were at the highest risk. However, further studies suggest that people that are overweight, smokers, older, black males, drinkers, taking tranquilizers and have a family history of the condition, have the highest risk for developing sleep apnea. Overweight individuals are more susceptible to sleep apnea but it can effect anyone. Children can have sleep apnea because tonsils may be enlarged with obstructs air passage.
A doctor will conduct a series of tests to determine whether sleep apnea is the cause. First, they will perform a simple examination of the mouth, throat, and nose. If the problem persists, they may conduct an in-office or at-home sleep study that involves monitoring the body’s sleep patterns. If a medical professional feels obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is indeed the cause of a patient’s issues, oral appliance therapy (OAT) and upper airway surgery represent two of the more common forms of treatment.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel has a network of other experienced dentists to work with, and together they help sleep apnea patients achieve the results they want. Sleep apnea doctors offer a new lease on life that patients need to stay well. For more information on Dr. Avi Weisfogel and his in-depth knowledge and experience on Sleep Apnea click here to read his updated blog.