Sleep Apnea Treatment in Newington, CT
We all know that having a good night’s sleep is important to one’s overall well-being and general health. Being well rested during the night makes you more efficient and productive during your waking hours. Most people, however, are acutely aware of the affects of poor quality sleep due to one or more factors. Sleep apnea, teeth grinding and snoring are a few of the problems that may result in restless sleep, frequent awakenings, memory problems and recurring headaches. We, at Newington Family Dentistry, have tools that might be able to help you achieve a really good, recuperative night’s rest. Klearway™ appliances have been shown to help some patients with sleep apnea. They are also used to treat snoring without the need for surgery. Drs. Theodore J. Adamidis and Aurora Dibner are trained to assess your situation and determine if you are a good candidate for this therapy.
Sleep apnea is a condition wherein a person stops breathing for several minutes at a time while sleeping. There are several different types of sleep apnea. Dr. Adamidis or Dr. Dibner can best determine if your condition is treatable with the Klearway™ appliance. Klearway™ is a fully adjustable oral appliance used for the treatment of snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Patients with OSA experience a closing of the throat, which results in low air intake during sleep. The patient is often alerted to their sleep apnea by a partner who notices the unpredictable breathing patterns. Sleep apnea can result in irritability, fatigue, and memory deficiency. Our Klearway™ appliances may be able to help you with sleep apnea. Allow us to evaluate your condition by visiting our practice in Newington CT.
Our practice chose to offer the Klearway™ appliance to our patients because it provides several distinct advantages over other, similar devices that are currently available on the market. Its tough, but flexible, thermoactive acrylic material is easy to customize for each patient. Once warmed under hot water, it is inserted into the wearer’s mouth, to be molded. The acrylic resin hardens as it cools to body temperature and perfectly forms itself to both arches. It is specifically designed to stay in place regardless of the jaw movement of the wearer. You can yawn, swallow, and drink water without dislodging the appliance. It is also carefully designed to make sure it stays out of the way of the tongue. When inserted for sleep, the device moves the lower jaw forward, which brings the base of the tongue forward, thus opening the airway. This prevents apnea episodes and reduces or eliminates snoring at the same time.
As with any medical treatment, not all patients’ conditions are best treated with the Klearway™ appliance. Only trained professionals, like our dentists, can evaluate your condition and make a recommendation for treatment. If you are a good candidate for Klearway™, we will have you sleeping soundly through the night in no time! You have nothing to lose, but might gain a new lease on life when you start enjoying deep, restful sleep again.
The Klearway™ appliance can be cleaned with your regular toothpaste and toothbrush, and it fits into its own convenient carrying case. The Klearway™ appliance is very lightweight, weighing only a couple of ounces, and its size makes it convenient for travel. Follow the doctor’s instructions and get the good night’s sleep that you deserve. Your health is important to us. Call us today at (860) 666-7910 to schedule an appointment.