Sleep Apnea Treatment in Norwalk, CT

Sleep apnea, a common yet often overlooked condition.

Sleep apnea can disrupt your life, impacting your sleep quality and overall health. At Eric Klein D.D.S. & Associates, we believe in a comprehensive approach to oral health, including addressing sleep-related disorders. Led by our compassionate and dedicated dentists, Dr. Varkey and Dr. Siddiqui, we offer cutting-edge sleep apnea treatment in Norwalk, CT.

The Impact of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is more than just incessant snoring. It's a serious sleep disorder where breathing stops and starts repeatedly. If left untreated, it can lead to severe health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Moreover, the continuous disruption in sleep can lead to fatigue, reduced cognitive function, and mood disturbances.

Sleep Apnea Treatment

If diagnosed with sleep apnea, Dr. Varkey and his team will create a personalized treatment plan for you. This may involve an oral appliance to keep your airway open during sleep. These devices are custom-fitted to ensure comfort and effectiveness.

Oral appliances for sleep apnea are custom-designed devices that you wear while sleeping. Like a sports mouthguard or orthodontic retainer, these appliances fit over your teeth, offering a non-invasive treatment option. They work by gently repositioning the lower jaw or tongue forward, preventing the throat muscles from collapsing back into the airway. This keeps the airway open and allows for uninterrupted breathing during sleep.

Benefits of Oral Sleep Apnea Appliances

Comfortable and Easy to Wear

Our oral appliances are custom-made to fit your mouth perfectly, ensuring a comfortable fit. Most patients find them much more comfortable than other sleep apnea treatment options, such as CPAP machines.

Portable and Convenient

The small size of oral appliances makes them ideal for travel. Unlike large CPAP machines, oral appliances can be easily packed into a carry-on bag, so you never have to miss a night of treatment, even when away from home.

Simple to Maintain

Cleaning and maintaining an oral appliance is easy. Just a quick daily clean keeps the appliance fresh and effective.

Silent

Unlike CPAP machines that may make noise, oral appliances do their job silently, allowing both you and your partner a disturbance-free sleep.

Non-Invasive

Oral appliances offer a non-invasive treatment option. There's no need for surgery or uncomfortable equipment.

Comprehensive Check-ups Include Sleep Apnea Screenings

At Eric Klein D.D.S. & Associates, we understand that sleep apnea often goes undiagnosed. This is why we include a free sleep apnea screening as part of every comprehensive dental check-up.

During your check-up, Dr. Varkey and his team will ask about your sleep patterns, snoring habits, daytime sleepiness, and other symptoms related to sleep apnea. He will also thoroughly examine your throat, tongue, and airways to check for obstructions. If our doctors find evidence of sleep apnea, you will be referred for a sleep study. You can opt to do this under the care of a sleep medicine specialist (who we can refer you to), or we can set up a convenient at-home sleep study.

By integrating these screenings into our routine check-ups, we aim to detect sleep apnea early and provide you with the necessary treatment.

Schedule An At-Home Sleep Apnea Study

We want to make it easy and affordable for you to get the necessary diagnostic tests for sleep apnea. We offer an at-home sleep apnea study for only $250 as part of our efforts. This non-invasive test can help confirm the presence and severity of sleep apnea. The convenience of an at-home study allows for a more natural sleep setting, leading to more accurate results.

Once your study is complete, Dr. Varkey will discuss the results with you and outline potential treatment options. Whether you require lifestyle modifications, oral appliances, or other interventions, we're committed to helping you achieve a good night's sleep and better health.

Frequently Asked Questions About Veteran's Dental Care

  • What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

    Sleep apnea symptoms include loud snoring, episodes of stopped breathing during sleep, abrupt awakenings accompanied by gasping or choking, daytime sleepiness, and difficulty concentrating during the day.

  • How does a dentist treat sleep apnea?

    Dental clinics, like Eric Klein D.D.S. & Associates, often use oral appliances that help keep the airway open. These are custom-fitted devices that you wear while sleeping.

  • Is the at-home sleep apnea study difficult to use?

    Not at all. Our team will give you detailed instructions on how to use the study kit. It's designed to be user-friendly and allows you to sleep in the comfort of your own home.

  • How much does the sleep apnea treatment cost?

    The cost of sleep apnea treatment varies depending on the severity of your condition and the recommended treatment plan. We encourage you to contact our office for more detailed information.

  • Will my insurance cover sleep apnea treatment?

    Many insurance plans cover sleep apnea treatment. We recommend contacting your provider to understand your coverage. Our team is also available to assist you with insurance queries. We have partnered with Sunbit dental financing to make sleep apnea treatment accessible to our patients without insurance.

  • What happens if sleep apnea is left untreated?

    If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to serious health complications, including heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. It can also cause daytime fatigue and concentration problems.

  • How can I schedule a sleep apnea screening with Dr. Varkey?

    You can schedule a sleep apnea screening by calling our office or using the online scheduling tool on our website

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