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…
Welcome to Our Practice
A dentist may be the last person that comes to mind when you think about improving your sleep quality. Sleep disorders like sleep apnea rob you of your sleep and put your health at risk. When you suffer from this medical condition, the body stops and restarts breathing throughout the night due to an obstructed airway, a neurological issue, or a combination of both.
Your mouth, jaw, and neck can show signs of poor sleep quality which is why dentists can often discover signs of sleep apnea if they have the proper training. Our qualified sleep apnea dentist Dr. Garceau has a deep understanding of the connection between dentistry and sleep apnea and can provide you with the quality treatment you need.
Connecticut patients in Granby, Hartford, Simsbury, and the surrounding areas seeking a comfortable solution to sleep apnea can find just what they need at our convenient Windsor, CT office.
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. Check out these informative pages that elaborate on sleep apnea and how it might affect your life:
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
If you’re tired of getting poor sleep, don’t wait to address your sleep apnea symptoms. If you leave sleep apnea untreated, your sleep apnea can worsen over time, so it’s important to receive a diagnosis and receive treatment right away. Dr. Garceau offers oral appliance therapy to help alleviate your sleep apnea symptoms so you can get the quality sleep you deserve.
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 by clicking the button to the right and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. We proudly serve Connecticut patients in Granby, Hartford, Simsbury, and the surrounding areas.
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