Andrew Cohen, DMD in Jenkintown, PA
Schedule Online
Current Patients: (215) 572-7566
New Patients: (215) 876-2683
Andrew Cohen, DMD in Jenkintown, PA

Sleep Apnea in Jenkintown

It’s Time to Get a Good Night’s Rest (Finally)

Airway/Sleep Apnea

Nightlase Non-Surgical Laser Treatment

Are you tired of being tired? When you can’t get a full night’s sleep it can affect you more than you think. It can affect your everyday work day, how you interact with your loved ones, and your overall health in general.

So, if you are ready to reclaim healthy sleep patterns, it’s time to take action.

With our Nightlase Non-Surgical Laser Treatment, we can help you treat symptoms related to sleep apnea all within the comfort of our dental practice.

What to Expect:

When coming in for your first treatment, you can expect our care team to make sure you are comfortable throughout the entire laser procedure from start to finish. During the treatment, we use lasers to gently penetrate the oral mucosa tissue to cause it to contract and tighten. Our patients will visit us for three separate treatment sessions over a six-week period to get the results they need to sleep better.

Benefits Include:

  • Decreased snoring
  • Better sleep
  • Gentle tightening treatments

At the office of Andrew Cohen, DMD, we are committed to helping you improve your oral and overall health so that you can enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Our dentist provides sleep apnea therapy to help you breathe more easily at night and get the rest you need. When you visit our office, you can count on us to listen to your concerns and provide you with the information you need to make the decisions that are right for you.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a medical condition characterized by pauses and interruptions in your breathing pattern while you are asleep. Interruptions in your breathing are caused by obstructions in your airway, usually when the soft tissues of the throat collapse or when the tongue rolls back in the throat. When the brain realizes that the body is not receiving oxygen, it will trigger the body to wake up, albeit briefly, in order to resume regular breathing. These interruptions may occur multiple times each night and can last for up to 30 seconds. In many cases, the individual suffering from OSA does not even realize that they have been waking up multiple times each night due to difficulty breathing.

Because OSA is a sleep-related disorder, it can be difficult to diagnose. In fact, many people who suffer from this condition are unaware of the problem and do not know that they are not actually getting a full night’s rest. Sleep apnea is often noticed first by others who see their loved ones sleeping and realize that something out of the ordinary is happening this their sleeping patterns and breathing.

Common symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Nightly or near-nightly snoring
  • Choking, gasping, or snorting sounds while asleep
  • Gasping or choking sensations while asleep
  • Hypersomnia (excessive daytime drowsiness)
  • Long pauses in breathing
  • Waking abruptly in the night with shortness of breath
  • Headaches upon waking
  • Waking with a sore throat or dry mouth
  • Visiting the bathroom frequently throughout the night
  • Sleep that is fitful, restless, or otherwise poor
  • Mood swings, depression, and irritability
  • Memory impairment
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Insomnia (difficulty sleeping)

If untreated, sleep apnea can contribute to a number of serious medical conditions, including high blood pressure, liver problems, and heart disease.

We encourage you to contact us at (215) 876-2683 to learn more about sleep apnea therapy in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Andrew Cohen. You can also learn more about our treatments for sleep apnea here:

To schedule an appointment, book online today!

Airway / Sleep Apnea case study

“I drive here from New Hope, which is over an hour away. Honestly, it is totally worth the drive to see a dentist who looks after me so well. I see Dr. Cohen for my routine oral health, and part of that is making sure I have an open airway. When your airway is closed up, it puts stress on your jaw muscles, causes jaw pain, and contributes to sleep apnea issues.

I had been wearing a sleep appliance for a while to help with snoring, and a lot of people don’t love the bulkiness of it but I’ve been okay. However once I knew Dr. Cohen could treat my snoring with a few laser treatments, I was very interested. The procedure was pretty simple, and his team is so nice and caring during the visit. I felt a little heat but it was just a fleeting feeling, and there was no recovery time at all.

Since I started treatments, my snoring has been reduced, but there was another interesting side benefit. I cycle a fair amount, typically 25-50 miles a ride. Now when I’m exercising or on a ride, I’ve noticed that I get more air and actually have more energy on my rides. I am very excited to see how the benefits grow as I complete the treatment.”

– Keith Darrow