Dr. Joshua Bratt RVC Dentist

143 N Long Beach Rd, Suite 3, Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Call Us (516) 764-7333 

Call Us (516) 764-7333 

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Sleep Apnea Dentist in Rockville Centre

Let us help you with the obstruction of your airway during sleep

Sleep apnea is a serious and potentially life threatening disorder involving repeated pauses in breathing while asleep. The most common form of this condition is obstructive sleep apnea. This occurs when there is an obstruction of an individual’s airway that interferes with the flow of oxygen through the nose or mouth during sleep. 


In someone afflicted with obstructive sleep apnea, the muscles of the throat and mouth relax during sleep to the point where they fall back into the upper airway and create a blockage that restricts breathing.

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The signs and symptoms of this disorder during sleeping hours may include, loud snoring, episodes of breathing cessation, abrupt awakenings, episodes of gasping for air, along with difficulties getting a good night’s sleep. An individual with sleep apnea will exhibit problems during the day as well. 


Sleep apnea can lead to a morning headache, excessive daytime sleepiness, difficulty concentrating, and irritability.


A asleep study is typically conducted to determine the severity of the disorder. The results of this study along with other medical findings will play a role in determining the recommended therapy. 


The most common form of therapy is a CPAP machine that is worn when sleeping. This device provides a steady stream of pressurized air into the respiratory system through a mask.

In situations of mild to moderate sleep apnea, a dental appliance may be deemed the appropriate treatment. 


Worn in a similar fashion to a mouthguard or an orthodontic retainer, it is designed to help keep the tongue and soft tissues in the back of the throat from collapsing, thereby enabling the airway to stay open during sleep. 


An oral appliance is easy to wear, easy to care for, comfortable, and portable. Oral appliances are individually fabricated, and customized for both maximum effectiveness and comfort.

"Sleep apnea is a serious and potentially life threatening disorder involving repeated pauses in breathing while asleep."

-Dr. Bratt & Staff
Dr Joshua & Amy Bratt

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American Dental Associations
New York State Dental Association
Nassau County Dental Society
Academy of General Dentistry
Rockville Centre Chamber of Commerce Member
American Dental Sleep Medicine

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Amanda ThalmannAmanda Thalmann
18:16 29 Jun 22
I’m a extremely anxious patient when it comes to dental work. They go above and beyond to make me feel at ease and comfortable. Dr bratt spends time explaining all my options too.
timothy Hoffmantimothy Hoffman
17:54 05 Mar 22
Great experience! Extremely polite all around. Everyone made me feel very welcome. Thorough, very clear and enjoyable bedside manner. Can’t wait to go back for my filling. 😃
V FajV Faj
02:08 22 Feb 22
Jenn’s warm welcoming approach led me to select this dental care office among other dentists with referrals. She gave me a clue how friendly and professional this dental team is.Amy has featherweight hands, skillful and she gave me high quality prophylactic treatment which I haven’t experienced from prior hygienists. She is very professional and shared constructive dental care advice.Although this was my first visit, I felt comfortable and confident in Dr. Bratt’s knowledge and dental care expertise.
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17:37 30 Dec 21
Dr Bratt and his staff have been a great experience for me. I have had a pass experience with a dentist that was not good. Dr Bratt took my concerns and consideration and made my experience so much better. I would recommend this to anyone that wants a real dentist to take care of you. Thank you for taking care of me!
tim baydalatim baydala
21:14 15 Dec 21
Dr. Bratt is a true professional as is his entire staff. His excellent sense of humor is a very nice added benefit especially when seeing the dentist, one of my least favorite places to visit. I would recommend him and his team to anyone seeking a top notch dentist.
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