Sleep Apnea Treatment
Manage your Sleep Apnea without a CPAP Machine
We use our state of the art software to craft fully custom oral appliances – designed to open your airway while you sleep.
If you have mild or moderate sleep apnea, a CPAP machine isn't the only way to treat the disorder, and Dr. Agarwal can help you out! Our custom made sleep apnea devices reposition the jaw while you sleep, preventing your airway from closing.
What is Sleep Apnea?
"Sleep apnea (AP-ne-ah) is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They may occur 30 times or more an hour. Typically, normal breathing then starts again, sometimes with a loud snort or choking sound. Sleep apnea usually is a chronic (ongoing) condition that disrupts your sleep. When your breathing pauses or becomes shallow, you’ll often move out of deep sleep and into light sleep. As a result, the quality of your sleep is poor, which makes you tired during the day."
Oral Appliance Therapy as a Treatment for Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea effects more than your sleeping patterns – sleep apnea can have wide ranging implications on your overall health.
Dr. Agarwal has been on the forefront of dentistry solutions to treat sleep apnea for over 7 years, and has seen his client's successes firsthand. He is a sleep advocate, and an industry leader in developing new sleep apnea treatments that use state of the art dentistry technologies. Dr. Agarwal teaches dentists from around the world how to incorporate his proven sleep apnea treatments into their practices, so they can also experience the same sense of gratification. If you suffer from mild or moderate sleep apnea, Dr. Agarwal is here to help!
The Oral Appliance Therapy Process
First, you’ll need to be evaluated with a sleep study to see if you have obstructive sleep apnea. After the sleep study, you will learn about all your options for treatment, whether or not an oral appliance for apnea is appropriate for you. Once you have decided that it is, you’ll need to come to our Raleigh office so that we can take impressions of your teeth to make your custom sleep apnea appliance. We’ll send the impressions to our dental lab and in a week or two they will send your oral sleep appliance back to us. Since the appliance is considered a medical treatment, your medical insurance will probably help cover part or even all the cost!
Frequently Asked Questions
Dental and Health Benefits of Treating Sleep Apnea
Treating sleep apnea provides multiple dental and health benefits. If you suspect that you have a sleeping disorder, our Raleigh sleep dentistry team can help!
It is understandable that many patients are not able to pay for their entire treatment upfront or in one lump sum. Moreover, we also realize that our guests don't like unexpected surprises.
That's why one of our treatment coordinators will always sit down with you prior to beginning any dental treatment to review your plan, answer your questions, and develop a financial plan that is right for you.
We are happy to offer several flexible monthly payment plans - with and without interest.
At Dental Arts, we do not allow insurance to dictate the quality of care we provide our guests. Our office will not base your treatment plan or the quality of care on dental insurance. The care we provide is solely based on what is best for your dental health.
Our office accepts nearly all major insurance plans. We will file your claim, handle all the paperwork, and help you receive maximum reimbursement from your insurance company.