Martin Bassiur, DDS
Sleep Apnea, Snoring and Headaches
Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Oral Orofacial Pain, Headache

Quality New York Sleep Apnea Treatment

A good night's sleep helps keep us healthy, productive, and feeling our best. There are many occurrences that can disrupt proper rest, but if the disruption is caused by sleep apnea, it can negatively impact your life in more ways than one. At the offices of Martin Bassiur, DDS, we're proud to provide skilled sleep apnea treatment to New York residents and those in its surrounding communities.

We work closely with trusted medical doctors to provide you with comprehensive treatment that factors into your overall health. If you're confused and uncertain about what sleep apnea entails, our team is here to answer your questions and give you the quality treatment you need to sleep soundly again. Reach out to us today for your consultation appointment and take the first step toward addressing and overcoming your sleep apnea!


What Is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a unique sleep disorder that disrupts your breathing throughout the night. With obstructive sleep apnea, soft tissue collapses in the throat or other airway blockage results in shallow breathing or a stoppage in breathing altogether. While some may experience only a short pause, others can have their breathing stop for minutes at a time in multiple occurrences throughout the night. Eventually, sleep apnea can lead to chronic fatigue, an unsafe drop in oxygen levels, and other complications.

Since those with this disorder are asleep when episodes occur, it often goes undiagnosed. Typically, a family member or partner will be the first to recognize the signs, which is often loud and excessive snoring. Beyond causing a persistent feeling of weariness, regularly falling short of the appropriate amount of sleep can result in cardiovascular complications, making this an important condition to correct. If you suspect that you're dealing with complex or obstructive sleep apnea symptoms, Dr. Bassiur recommends that you visit our office sooner rather than later.

5 Risk Factors for Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea occurs when a person's breathing is continually interrupted while they are asleep. Though these disruptions can affect anyone, various factors have been linked with an increased risk for obstructive and other types of sleep apnea. It's also important to note that men and women are equally likely to develop sleep apnea. Some of the most common risk factors associated with sleep apnea include:

  1. Excess Weight
  2. Smoking Tobacco
  3. Asthma and Other Respiratory Conditions
  4. Family History of Sleep Apnea
  5. Obstructive Anatomy of Your Throat's Posterior Region

Our Unique Approach to Sleep Apnea

Dr. Bassiur has dedicated countless hours to education and training about sleep apnea and oral appliance therapy for the condition. He is currently the director of the Dental Sleep Apnea department at The Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan, where he educates other dental professionals on effective techniques and treatment options for this condition. Once a sleep study has been conducted and a diagnosis of sleep apnea has been confirmed, we will help you determine the best course of treatment.

Our team will discuss with you whether a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine is right for you or one of the many oral appliances available. Perhaps what gives Dr. Bassiur such great perspective when helping treat patients with this disorder is that he's successfully used sleep appliances himself for over 17 years. In fact, he has personally used every sleep apnea appliance that he recommends.

Sleep Apnea FAQs

Regardless of how severe your sleep apnea may be, we'll put all our knowledge and resources to work to improve and help you reclaim your sleep. Our passionate team enjoys answering questions and encourages you to ask any that you can think of. Some of the most frequently asked questions about our New York sleep apnea treatment services include:

Are oral appliances awkward to wear?

Not at all. Any appliance we create for you will be specially designed to fit your mouth perfectly. It's important to note that there may be a short period where your body will adjust to the appliance.

Not necessarily. Snoring can be caused by various factors like alcohol consumption, allergies, flu-like symptoms, and the natural anatomy of your mouth and sinuses. If you're worried that your snoring is caused by sleep apnea, contact our dental practice.

No. Individuals can develop sleep apnea at any age. If you suspect you or a loved one is suffering from sleep apnea, we can refer you to a medical doctor for diagnosis. You can rest assured that our practice will work to address your or a loved one's symptoms and help restore quality of life.

Treating Your Sleep Apnea Symptoms in New York

At the practice of Martin Bassiur, DDS, we understand how challenging it can be to live with sleep apnea. That's why we provide our patients with time-tested sleep apnea treatment. Our treatment aims at addressing your sleep apnea symptoms at the source and improving your quality of life. Contact us today to schedule your next visit and get the New York sleep apnea treatment you deserve!