Complete an in-office diagnosis using a pharyngometer
Complete an at-home sleep study
Return for a fitting for a custom dental appliance
After consulting with Dr. Stoica, the first diagnostic tool we will use is called a pharyngometer. This specialized tool uses sounds to analyze your airway and identify potential areas of obstructions.
During your consultation, Dr. Stoica may recommend an at-home sleep study. You will be provided with a device called a MediByte® Junior, an easy to use tool that you where overnight. Biosensors on the MediByte® will capture key vital data while you are sleeping in the comfort of your own home (as opposed to a traditional in-office sleep study).
Once you have completed the sleep study, simply bring the device back to our office for analysis.
In addition to Dr Stoica's expert analysis, your sleep study will also be peer reviewed by another sleep specialist.
If you are diagnosed with mild or moderate sleep apnea, Dr. Stoica discuss possible treatment options with you.
Alltown Sleep specializes in custom-fitted mandibular advancement devices (MADs). A MAD is a small device molded to fit your mouth. It helps to gently extend the jaw during sleep to open the airway, which can elevate many symptoms of sleep apnea.
A MAD is about the size of an oral retainer used for dental re-alignment and is simply worn in the mouth during sleep. Since it is custom-fitted to your mouth, many patients find it more comfortable than alternative treatments, such as CPAP masks.
For more information about sleep apnea treatments, contact Dr. Stoica today for a free consultation.
Obstructive sleep apnea without a MAD. Notice the airway blockage in the back of the throat.
Obstructive sleep apnea an MAD to help relieve airway pressure.