Sleep Apnea & Snoring Treatment
Sleep apnea is recognized as causing many types of serious medical conditions. Snoring is an indication that sleep apnea may be present. I work closely with your physician to evaluate you for possible sleep apnea. A CPAP device is an excellent treatment for sleep apnea sufferers, especially severe sleep apnea, but is often not tolerated for a variety of reasons. So, what happens, is they stop using it, and then their heart problems, blood pressure, daytime drowsiness, snoring, and almost any other disease gets worse.If you have mild to moderate sleep apnea an oral appliance that we construct may work very well for you. If you have severe sleep apnea, and cannot tolerate a CPAP, an oral appliance may then be indicated for you.
The oral appliance is accepted by tha Academy of sleep medicine as an excellent alternative to the CPAP device for mild or moderate sleep apnea. It eliminates snoring, or cuts it way down. In cases of severe sleep apnea, using the oral appliance can greatly reduce the power of the air needed to be pushed into the lungs, making things more comfortable. Please see my website on dental sleep apnea appliances. I am a member of the Academy of dental sleep medicine. I work with your physician, a sleep medicine physician, sleep study labs, and your medical insurance to get you help for an extremely serious disease.
Please contact me for a consultation. I will work with your physician to determine what will work best for you. So as not to guess what your status is, we will use a sleep study. That will also help determine your options.
Manchester, near Hartford CT sleep apnea dentist oral appliance treatment, Freedman Dentistry
One patient we treated with an oral appliance writes of her major improvement:
"I was diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea and was unable to use the CPAP machine which delivers a flow of compressed air via a tube connected to a facial mask. Dr. Freedman suggested an alternative, a dental apparatus that eases the lower jaw forward and down slightly. The device would help me breathe during sleep by allowing the airway to remain open. Dr. Freedman and Dawn made a mold of my mouth and teeth and a two piece permanent comfortable set was devised from the mold. They did a perfect job ensuring the fit was comfortable. It took me just a few days to get used to wearing it. I’ve been sleeping better and seem to require less sleep and also wake more refreshed when I use it." Karen L.
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