Sleep Apnea

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Sleep Apnea Treatment in Guilford, CT

It drives your family crazy and leaves you exhausted. Even worse, studies show…

“Your Loud, Persistent Snoring Could Be Threatening Your Life”

But you can end the snoring – and the risk – with a comfortable, affordable device no bigger than the mouth protectors your favorite athletes wear.

If the only thing your snoring did was keep your family awake, it would be bad enough. Getting shortchanged on sleep makes people irritable – and, frankly, it’s just plain hard to feel loving toward somebody whose snoring wakes you up several times a night.

As bad as all that is, though, it’s only the tip of the iceberg. Because your snoring is more than a burden to your family – it’s a very real danger to your health

The Risks Are Real

Repeated scientific studies show that, left untreated, SNORING CAN INCREASE YOUR RISK OF TYPE-2 DIABETES, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, EVEN HEART FAILURE AND STROKE. And that’s just the beginning. Because snoring can lead to more serious conditions like Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS) and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OAS) – conditions that are linked to additional serious risks.

For example, did you know that experts believe that drivers who are exhausted from not sleeping at night because of these conditions are just as dangerous to themselves and others and drivers who are drunk? Studies estimate that as many as 200,000 auto accidents a year in our country – and 1,500 deaths – are caused by people too tired to drive safely.

In the past, people with snoring problems have tried a variety of treatments, including surgery, to remove excess tissue in the back of their throat, and positive air pressure machines (CPAPs). However many people just aren’t comfortable with the idea of surgery. And, of those who tried the highly effective CPAP air pressure machines, roughly 50% could not tolerate the facemask, tubing and noise or found them too difficult to use.

A Better Way

That’s why we at Friedler Dental Group in Guilford, CT are so pleased to offer oral appliance therapy. It’s a way to treat snoring that’s safe, effective, and comfortable. Oral appliances look like sports mouth protectors. Worn while you’re asleep, they help keep the soft tissues at the back of your throat from collapsing. So you breathe freely and quietly.

Most of our snoring patients find oral appliances comfortable and convenient. Unlike positive air pressure machines, they’re easy to use. In fact, most people report it only takes a week or two to get used to wearing them. Plus, patients like the fact that these appliances are small and easy to pack when traveling.

The Right Fit

To provide maximum effectiveness and comfort, these oral appliances require precision fitting. That’s where I come in.

As a dentist with a special interest in treating snoring and related problems, I’ve learned how to choose the right oral appliance for you from among the over 40 on the market today. I’m experienced in fitting these appliances properly and in helping you learn how to use yours effectively.