Sleep apnea is a serious condition that causes repeated pauses in breathing while you sleep. When left untreated, sleep apnea can have a severely negative impact on your life, marriage, productivity, and health. Fortunately, effective treatment for sleep apnea is provided by our dentist in Windsor, CT. How Sleep Apnea Impacts Your Health and Safety…
Our dedicated team will take the time to listen to your concerns, answer any questions you have, and collaborate to create a treatment plan that will get your sleep disorder under control.
Before you can take advantage of an oral appliance, you’ll need a diagnosis from your primary care physician. Dr. Garceau and her team work closely with physicians and other healthcare providers, which means we can help you get a reliable diagnosis and promptly begin treatment.
Sleep Apnea and Snoring Treatment
Dr. Garceau and her team are committed to helping patients achieve the restful sleep they deserve. Her advanced training in dental sleep medicine allows her to provide patients with at-home sleep tests, coordinated diagnoses with off-site sleep physicians, and a unique treatment plan that suits each patients’ needs.
Through dedication and education, we can help you regain your quality of sleep. Dr. Garceau changes the lives of her Windsor patients—let her help you, too. Call us today at (860) 254-6189 to schedule your consultation.
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Meet Roberta Garceau, DMD, FAGD
An Alumna of the Pankey Institute and a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Garceau is committed to continuing her education and has membership status with several prestigious organizations, including:
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry — Fellow
- American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
``If you ever feel intimidated or hating to go the dentist because of previous bad experiences, this is the dentist for you. The whole staff are great & they will treat you with such delicacy while you are in their care that I am certain you will return again & refer a friend. I know because this is what happened to me.``
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the risk factors for sleep apnea?
- Biologically male — Males are twice as likely as females to develop sleep apnea.
- Excess weight — Carrying excess fatty tissue, especially around the neck, can put additional pressure on the airway and cause it to become obstructed during sleep.
- Smokers — Smoking can weaken your throat muscles and make you more likely to develop sleep apnea.
- Family history — Genetics plays a significant role in determining if you will develop sleep apnea.
- Neck structure — Anatomy plays a role in developing sleep apnea. Having adenoids or enlarged tonsils can cause a blockage in your airway.
- Pregnancy — Pregnant patients are at a higher risk for developing sleep apnea symptoms.
How can a dentist tell if you have sleep apnea?
While your dentist may be able to point out indications that you suffer from sleep apnea, you must be formally diagnosed by a qualified physician in order to receive treatment. This will require you to undergo a sleep study and have your result reviewed by a specialist.
Once you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, Dr. Garceau will develop a treatment plan just for you. With the help of a convenient oral appliance and some basic lifestyle changes, she’ll provide the relief you need to enjoy a sound night’s rest.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Don’t wait to address your sleep apnea symptoms. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Garceau, simply give us a call at (860)254-6189 and ask to speak with a member of our team. If you’d prefer, you can also fill out a convenient contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
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