Sleep apnea, the cessation of breath for ten or more seconds at a time during sleep, affects millions of US adults each year, and can lead to a number of unpleasant side effects including excessive daytime sleepiness, memory loss, elevated blood pressure, and increased risk for accidents. Most of our patients don’t immediately think of contacting us for sleep apnea treatment, but as a medical professional with extensive training in the oral and facial regions, Dr. Lorri Tomko is ideally suited to offer patients effective sleep apnea treatment. Dentists and sleep doctors often partner to create oral appliances for sleep apnea sufferers. These appliances shift the jaw forward, place pressure on the throat muscles, and keep the airway open, allowing patients to rest peacefully through the night. If you’ve recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea and would like to find out more about comfortable, portable oral appliance therapy, contact our Allentown dentist and team today.