Dental Services & Oral Appliances

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Welcome

You are here to get information because you know, or have been told, that you have a problem with snoring, sleep apnea, or CPAP, and you are ready to do something about it. A custom oral appliance has been the answer for many people. They have found this site to be informative and helpful. Pass it on.

Your sympathy and understanding for what others are going through will be appreciated. Often people do not even know something can be done for these sleep problems, and that doing nothing can have serious consequences in terms of health and quality of life.

Custom Oral Appliances

  • Stop snoring
  • Treat obstructive sleep apnea
  • Can be used in conjunction with CPAP devices
    • To decrease CPAP pressures
    • To alternate therapies - for example when traveling or dating
    • To avoid skin irritations from straps or masks
    • To secure nasal pillows or custom masks

Insurance

We accept most insurance, including:

  • 1199 SEIU
  • Amerigroup
  • CIGNA
  • Empire Blue Cross-Blue Shield
  • GHI Emblem
  • Health First
  • HIP
  • Medicaid (depending on insurance carrier)
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare Community
  • Oscar

New Patients

We at Dental Sleep Medicine of Brooklyn  want to make the process of accessing healthcare as easy and as fast as possible for all of our new & first time users.  For NEW patients visiting one our location for the FIRST time it is best for you to register below.
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Snoring & Oral Appliances

There is no such thing as “benign” snoring! “Second hand” snoring is a real pain with consequences.

SNORING
is more than just noise, it is associated with:

  • High blood pressure
  • Increased risk of stroke
  • Unhappy bed partners
  • Loss of intimacy
  • Poor performance and behavior issues in school
  • OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA (OSA). The definition of apnea: “without  breath” … it means you stop breathing in your sleep

OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
is associated with all snoring consequences and:

  • Heart attack
  • Heart disease
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Stroke
  • Weight gain/obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Challenges with pregnancy
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Loss of sexual desire
  • Excessive tiredness
  • Memory problems
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Car crashes
  • Accidents at work
  • Cognitive problem solving
  • In severe, untreated, sleep apnea, increased odds of death from any cause.

Oral Appliances
can Help.

Oral Appliances are devices used to treat a MEDICAL
condition. They are considered Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and require a prescription from a medical doctor.
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How Do Oral Appliances Work?

Oral appliances hold the lower jaw forward; this bring the tongue away from the back of the throat. Also, muscle tone in the tongue, palate, uvula, and muscles that form the walls of the throat are improved, making the throat less collapsible. 
Below are views of a compromised airway and one with an oral appliance solution in place. 

Over the Counter “Boil & Bite” appliances vs. custom fit appliance?

“Boil and bite” appliances purchased in a store or on the internet may help a small number of people for a short time. They may be useful as an interim appliance temporarily when a custom appliance needs to be sent to the laboratory for adjustment or repair. They tend to not stay in the mouth very well and are not made as strong as custom appliances.

In a research study, over the counter appliances have been shown to be less comfortable and less effective than custom appliances. If they don’t work well a person may feel discouraged and believe that all oral appliances are no good. This would be a disservice to people who are really suffering and really may need this valuable treatment option.
Below are several examples of oral appliances:

New Patients

We at Dental Sleep Medicine of Brooklyn  want to make the process of accessing healthcare as easy and as fast as possible for all of our new & first time users.  For NEW patients visiting one our location for the FIRST time it is best for you to register below.
GET IN TOUCH

Dr. Korngut

Dr. Korngut has a family oriented general dentistry practice since 1978 and began practicing Dental Sleep Medicine in 1999 in Brooklyn NY. He is one of the few dentists in the NYC area certified by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and is a member of the National Sleep Foundation. Dr. Korngut has lectured on dental sleep medicine at the Greater NY Dental Meeting, to various local dental study clubs, community groups, and hospital residencies.

Dr. Korngut graduated with Honors from NYU College of Dentistry in 1977 and completed a general dentistry residency from Long Island College Hospital. He was a volunteer doctor at Catholic Charities dental clinic for the developmentally disabled for 18 years. A few years ago Dr. Korngut was elected to the International College of Dentists because of his years of service to the community and to the dental profession.

Dr. Korngut was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and continues to live there with his wife, Heidi, who is a life coach and social worker.