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Sleep Apnea & Snoring Treatment in Westport, CT

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What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a disorder that results in obstructed breathing while you sleep. Snoring is a common symptom, which occurs when your airway is partially blocked by your tongue and throat tissues. When your airway becomes completely blocked and you stop breathing altogether for seconds or even minutes at a time, you are suffering from sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea results in repeated disruptions to your natural sleep cycles throughout the night, preventing you from getting quality, restful sleep. Over time this can lead to other health problems such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

Imperial Dental Associates provides sleep apnea & snoring treatment in Westport, CT. Call 203-227-2520 to learn more and schedule an appointment.

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may have sleep apnea:

  • Loud snoring
  • Pauses in breathing while sleeping
  • Dry mouth
  • Sore throat
  • Headaches, especially in the morning
  • Lack of energy throughout the day
  • Tendency to doze off during the day
  • Falling asleep at the wheel
  • Dependence on caffeine

Why Choose Imperial Dental Associates?

At Imperial Dental Associates we believe in treating the whole person, not just your mouth. Quality sleep is a crucial part of your overall health and wellness. Sleep apnea originates in the mouth in most cases, meaning it can be diagnosed and treated by a dentist. Our treatment options are often preferable to a CPAP machine for patients, as a custom mouthpiece is compact and comfortable. We are committed to helping you get better quality sleep and avoid disturbing your partner or roommates.

Procedures Offered

We provide the following sleep related treatments:

  • Snoring Therapy. Snoring can be reduced and even stopped altogether with a custom snoring mouthpiece. It is an oral appliance you wear at night that holds your jaw at the ideal position to prevent your tongue from sliding back to block your airway.
  • Sleep Apnea Treatment. An oral appliance can also treat sleep apnea in the same way that it prevents snoring. Your jaw is held at the right position to keep your airway open when you sleep.
  • Orthodontic Treatment. In some cases orthodontic treatment can treat snoring and sleep apnea by changing the position of the teeth and jaw.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sleep Apnea

How is sleep apnea diagnosed?
You don’t have to go to a sleep specialist and do a sleep study to be diagnosed and treated for sleep apnea. We can discuss your symptoms and evaluate your mouth to make a sleep apnea diagnosis.
Do I need to see my doctor first?
You don’t have to see your primary care physician for sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment. You can come directly to us and we will provide you with an evaluation and recommendation for treatment.
Does a snoring mouthpiece always work?
A snoring mouthpiece is effective for up to 91% of patients, but it may not work for everyone. Some cases of sleep apnea are different and the cause of breathing cessation is not the mouth. These cases may require the use of a CPAP machine.
Are snoring mouthpieces comfortable?
A custom made snoring mouthpiece is designed to fit your teeth and mouth specifically, meaning it should fit comfortably. It may take a few nights to get used to it, but then you should be able to sleep more soundly.
Does snoring always mean you have sleep apnea?
Snoring is a common symptom, but it doesn’t not always indicate a sleep apnea diagnosis. When you snore it means that your airway is only partially obstructed and you are still breathing. You may wake yourself or your partner with your snoring, which can still prevent you from getting quality sleep.
Can sleep apnea be treated with surgery?
There are a few types of surgery that may be able to cure sleep apnea, such as removal of the tonsils and adenoids or excess throat tissue. Jaw surgery can sometimes permanently cure sleep apnea by changing the shape of the jaw so that the tongue stays forward in the mouth.

Contact Us

Call 203-227-2520 or contact us today to learn more and schedule an appointment.

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15 Imperial Ave
Westport, CT 06880
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