Have you ever been screened for sleep apnea? At our office when you come in for your routine cleaning and exam, we look for signs that you could have sleep apnea. Having sleep apnea can be detrimental to your health if you aren’t diagnosed or don’t get treatment if you have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is when you stop breathing while you’re sleeping. This deprives your body of the oxygen needed for it to properly function. If we notice signs that you could have sleep apnea we will recommend you get a sleep test. This can be done through your primary care office or through our office. In our office we would send you home with an at home sleep test. This option can be more comfortable and less expensive than an in lab sleep study. From there we will recommend treatment if needed. This could consist of a C-Pap machine or an oral appliance. We do not provide C-Pap machine but we can fit you for an oral appliance that opens your airway by pulling your jaw just a little bit forward in order to make more room in your mouth and the back of your throat. If you think you may have sleep apnea or you have already been diagnosed, please give our office a call for any further questions regarding the sleep study or oral appliance!
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