Find Real Relief from Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Ridgefield
Do you often feel unreasonably tired during the day, even after a full night of sleep? Does your partner snore loudly, or sound like he or she is gasping for breath throughout the night? Perhaps you experience unexplained headaches in the morning or a persistent inability to focus on daily tasks. These are some of the most common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that occurs when a person's airway becomes blocked during sleep and breathing ceases for brief periods of time.
Men and women with sleep apnea are generally unaware of their condition until diagnosed. At Ridgefield Perfect Smile Center, Dr. Jones and Dr. Franzese help patients with sleep apnea manage their condition, restoring their restful sleep and improving overall quality of life.
How Do You Treat Sleep Apnea?
When you fall asleep, the muscles and soft tissues in your throat and mouth relax. This can obstruct the natural flow of air, either partially or completely, and result in a number of potentially severe complications. When the brain and body are deprived of vital oxygen due to sleep apnea for an extended period of time, the patient's risk of suffering the following increase significantly:
- Pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs)
- Respiratory failure
- Heart attack
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Cardiac dysrhythmias (irregular heartbeat)
Sleep Apnea Appliances
Fortunately, treatment for sleep apnea – in the form of a customized oral appliance – can help prevent these and associated health problems. At Ridgefield Perfect Smile Center, our sleep apnea treatment is backed by SomnoMed technology. With a custom-made oral appliance, your mouth will be held comfortably in a position that allows for proper air flow while you sleep.
Reclaim Your Sleep and Improve Your Health
If you or a loved one suffers from obstructive sleep apnea and you're ready to rediscover a truly restful night of sleep, contact us at our Ridgeville office today. Dr. Jones, Dr. Franzese and their entire staff of dental care professionals look forward to helping you manage your condition and your overall oral health. We also proudly serve patients from throughout the surrounding communities of Westport, Norwalk, Fairfield, Danbury and beyond.