Sleep apnea can take a huge toll on your quality of life, but it doesn’t have to with treatment at Connell Family Dentistry. We offer sleep apnea treatments to patients living in and around Gretna, New Orleans and Metairie, LA.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that is characterized by irregular or inconsistent breathing while sleeping. This can prevent the body from getting the oxygen it needs, and may result in a number of health effects, including:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Erectile dysfunction
How Much Does Sleep Apnea Treatment Cost?
The average cost of a sleep apnea is (COST), but this cost can vary depending on the extent of treatment necessary. In many cases, your health insurance provider will cover a portion of the cost of your sleep apnea treatment. Additionally, Connell Family Dentistry accepts financing through Lending Club and CareCredit® to help make this and other treatments more affordable.
How Do I Know if I Have Sleep Apnea?
If you think that you have sleep apnea, Dr. Connell may have you take a home sleep apnea test. The results of this test will be reviewed by a sleep specialist, who can determine if you have sleep apnea. At this point, we will be able to provide you with an effective treatment. Some common signs of sleep apnea include:
- Enlarged tongue or neck
- Waking up with low energy
- Excess body weight
- Gasping or choking during sleep
How is Sleep Apnea Treated?
Sleep apnea can be effectively treated with a sleep apnea dental appliance. It supports optimal jaw and tongue position, which keeps your air flow unobstructed. Other benefits of dental appliance treatment include:
- Easy to wear and care for
- Quiet, comfortable, and portable
- Improves quality of sleep
- Increases energy levels
If you suffer from sleep apnea, contact us today to schedule a consultation for sleep apnea treatment. Connell Family Dentistry welcomes patients from New Orleans, Harvey, Gretna, and the neighboring communities of Louisiana.