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Sleep Medicine in Wayne

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Fine Dental Care provides sleep medicine in Wayne, NJ. Call 973-633-5440 to learn more and schedule an appointment.

What Is Sleep Medicine?

Sleep has a powerful effect on our lives. If we don't sleep well, it can have a ripple effect that affects everything we do. Two conditions that damage sleep quality are obstructive sleep apnea and TMJ (temporomandibular joint) syndrome. For example, sleep apnea can cause damage to the organs of body, including the brain, heart, liver, and kidneys, due to low oxygen levels. 

Fortunately, Fine Dental Care can help you reduce the effects of sleep problems. We can prescribe and custom-fit oral appliances that hold the jaws properly for restful sleep.

Why Choose Fine Dental Care?

In addition to his work with the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Fine is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, the International Congress of Implantology, and the International Academy of Laser Dentistry. He combines highly advanced dental knowledge and experience with quality patient care.

Dr. Mishael Artani has a mastership in the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. She is a certified Invisalign treatment provider who uses this system to treat sleep-related issues by straightening teeth and correcting dental bite.

Our goal is to give you the best possible dental experience every time you visit our office. We offer modern, high-tech dental care in a warm, friendly environment. Patients can feel relaxed in our office thanks to our Comfort Menu. We treat all family members and are committed to taking excellent care of our patients.

Benefits of Sleep Medicine

  • Improves Sleep Quality
  • Reduces Tooth Damage
  • Reduces Daytime Pain and Discomfort
  • Allows Normal Jaw Function
  • Prevents Health Complications

Snoring Therapy

Snoring is a common problem and can affect men and women of all ages. Snoring is caused by a narrowing or blocking of the airway. The disruption of airflow causes the soft palate and tissues of the throat to vibrate. The narrower the airway becomes, the louder the snoring.

Snoring may appear to be a minor inconvenience, but it is actually something we take seriously in our office. Snoring can lead to dementia and stroke due to vibration that can cause plaque in the arteries to loosen and flow into your brain via the bloodstream. 

Some common causes of snoring include:

  • Inflammation of the tissues in the mouth nose or throat (including tonsils)
  • Blocked nasal passages (often caused by a cold or allergies)
  • Lack of muscle tone (due to aging or poor fitness levels)
  • Obesity causing the airway to narrow due to fat
  • Medicines that cause relaxation

Procedures Offered

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment using Invisalign

Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is becoming more common. It causes overnight stops and starts in a patient's breathing, affecting oxygen supply and contributing to heart disease and diabetes.

In special cases, orthodontic misalignment can contribute to obstructive sleep apnea. Suppose the bite is severely crowded or too narrow. In that case, the tongue does not have sufficient room to rest in the right place at night. It might fall backward and disrupt the airway.

In this situation, oral appliances like Invisalign and Vivos can help to reposition the teeth and improve dental bite to improve sleep apnea symptoms.

New Technology for Improving Sleep Apnea

Dr. Fine explores new technologies to help improve sleep apnea symptoms. ExciteOSA is a tongue stimulation device worn during the daytime that improves tongue strength to prevent it from obstructing the airway. Circul+ and other devices can help monitor the patient’s vitals. The BONGO and iNAP devices also provide good alternatives to traditional CPAP and oral appliance therapy.


TMJ (temporomandibular joint syndrome) is a painful condition that can affect your quality of life by disturbing your sleep and causing discomfort when chewing, talking, and eating. TMJ can also damage your teeth through constant grinding or bruxism.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the signs of sleep apnea?
You may gasp for air during sleep and awaken with a dry mouth. Others may notice your loud snoring. They may also see that you stop and start breathing during the night. You may not be able to get to sleep quickly (insomnia) or sleep too much (hypersomnia).
What are the symptoms of TMJ?

You may experience:

  • Jaw locking
  • Aching pain in your face, jaw, or around your ear
  • Pain while chewing
  • Pain in your jaw joints

Call Fine Dental Care if you notice any symptoms of TMJ.

Can tooth grinding cause TMJ?
People who habitually clench or grind their teeth have a condition called bruxism. Bruxism could lead to TMJ. Oral appliance therapy for TMJ or bruxism can keep the jaw at the correct angle so the patient cannot grind their teeth at night.

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Call 973-633-5440 to schedule an appointment.

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600 Valley Rd Suite LLL1
Wayne, NJ 07470
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