In combination with my current Restorative, Cosmetic, TMD/TMJ dental practice, I am excited to announce the opening of my new practice: Swenda Sleep, LLC.
I have established a new component to my current dental practice, dedicated to the dental management of snoring and sleep apnea in the Delaware Valley area, utilizing mandibular advancement appliances.
I will work closely under the direction of a sleep physician, and sleep facilities in our area. The gold standard for treating sleep apnea is the CPAP (continuous positive air pressure). Our facility will provide an alternative to patients who cannot tolerate the CPAP, and have mild-to-moderate sleep apnea. Patients, who already have a general dental practitioner, will be referred back to their dentist for any necessary dental treatment. Our purpose is to support the patient’s general dental practitioner, while providing management of patient’s snoring and sleep apnea, under the direction of the patient’s sleep physician. Snoring is now recognized as one of the causes of sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea has been recognized as a cause for high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, adult onset diabetes and accidents.
Our Swenda Sleep, LLC practice is currently caring for patients now.
If I can answer any questions you may have, or assist you, your friends or your relatives with snoring or sleep apnea issues, please do not hesitate to call me at 610-436-4642 or contact us at info@SwendaSleep.com.
Andrew E. Swenda, Jr., D.M.D.
Snoring is the sound of partially obstructed breathing during sleep. While snoring can be harmless, it can also be the sign of a more serious medical condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). When Obstructive Sleep Apnea occurs, the tongue and soft palate collapse onto the back of the throat and completely block the airway which restricts the flow of oxygen. The condition known as Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS) is midway between primary snoring and true obstructive sleep apnea. People with UARS suffer many of the symptoms of OSA but require special sleep testing techniques.Read More