Sleep Apnea Treatment in Newington, CT
Sleep apnea is a condition wherein a person stops breathing for a period of time while sleeping. The diagnosis of sleep apnea is made by a physician after a thorough patient history, physical exam and sleep study is completed. If a physician recommends an oral appliance to help treat sleep apnea, our dentists, will examine you and determine what type of appliance will best serve your needs.
Our appliances are designed to gently position 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. The appliances are specifically designed to stay in place regardless of jaw movements. You can yawn, swallow, and drink water without dislodging the appliance.
As with any medical treatment, not all patients’ conditions are best treated with an appliance, so consultation with your physician as well as a dentist is necessary. We look forward to helping you get a better night’s rest.