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Mike has been a patient at Astoria Dental Group for nearly two decades. Because Mike suffers from sleep apnea he can’t rest comfortably at night. After seeing multiple specialists and even trying a CPAP machine, Mike still couldn’t find relief from his disorder. After fitting Mike’s mouth for a special oral appliance Dr. Degel was able to shift Mike’s jaw forward, allowing his airway to remain open. Now, Mike can relax without having to worry about being unable to breathe.

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Sleep Apnea FAQs

Discover essential answers to common Sleep Apnea FAQs. From understanding the condition to treatment options and lifestyle changes, explore key insights to better manage this disruptive sleep disorder for improved overall health and well-being.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep, leading to disrupted rest and potential health issues.

Sleep apnea is diagnosed through a sleep study, which may involve an overnight polysomnography or a home sleep apnea test.

Common treatments for Sleep Apnea include Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy, oral appliances, lifestyle changes, and surgery in severe cases.

CPAP therapy involves wearing a mask connected to a machine that delivers a continuous flow of air to keep the airway open while sleeping.

Yes, for mild to moderate cases, oral appliances or lifestyle changes like weight loss, sleeping position adjustments, and avoiding alcohol or sedatives can be effective.

While certain treatments can significantly improve symptoms, Sleep Apnea is a chronic condition that may require ongoing management.

Untreated Sleep Apnea can lead to various health problems, including hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and daytime fatigue.

Yes, children can also have Sleep Apnea, which may result in behavioral issues, learning difficulties, and other health complications.

Sleep Apnea can affect people of all ages and genders, but it is more prevalent in older individuals, males, and those who are overweight.

Lifestyle changes like maintaining a healthy weight, regular exercise, avoiding alcohol and smoking, and establishing a consistent sleep schedule can be beneficial in managing Sleep Apnea.

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With over 35 years of experience helping patients maintain, restore, and revitalize their smiles, Dr. Clifford Degel is considered a top dentist in Queens. Dr. Degel is known for exquisite cosmetic and restorative dentistry work at his state-of the-art, full service practice, Astoria Dental Group.

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john marsh
5/5
May 20, 2024
Excellent care and very friendly staff! Excellent dentist!!
Tom K
5/5
May 3, 2024
Dr Degel and his entire staff provide the most enjoyable dental experience from the moment you walk in the door to your last rinse. I highly recommend The Smile Dr.
Hector Beltran
5/5
April 29, 2024
Truly an awesome experience! It’s been 28 years, and I’ll continue to come here for a good reason. They care about me, my health and more importantly my pocket. I strongly recommend them! ❤️
Veronica Delgado
5/5
February 25, 2024
Throughout my life, my dental journey has been difficult, painful, and has caused me a lot of anxiety. I am very happy to have found Astoria Dental Group – everyone has been so kind and have taken the time to explain everything to me thoroughly and make sure I am comfortable. Dr. Degel is absolutely wonderful. I know I’m putting my teeth in the right hands and I will soon have my dream smile!
Ahmed Allam
5/5
December 9, 2023
Astoria’s finest! The team here is exceptional – a warm and welcoming staff coupled with highly professional dentists, a husband-and-wife duo who each dedicate three days a week. Their flexibility in scheduling and acceptance of various insurances make it hassle-free. I’ve been a loyal client for years, personally attended to by Dr. Carmen. She’s not only super nice but also patiently listens, possesses extensive knowledge, and most importantly, operates with utmost integrity – you can trust them without a doubt.
James Venuti
5/5
September 15, 2023
Nice office, very fast and professional, great Doctors and the gentle hygienists are wonderful!
Shelly Valherzrosa
5/5
August 12, 2023
I’m in pain but I love how they doing me thank u so much the best dentist thank u
Michael Belasco
5/5
June 9, 2023
After much research for a “good” dentist in Manhattan, I found Astoria dental group, been a loyal patient for years their expertise & state of the art approach friendly, competent staff, I would highly recommend.

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