There’s a lot of confusion about sleep apnea. People generally know it’s related to snoring, but many patients don’t realize that sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that’s been linked to medical conditions such as strokes, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes.
If you notice common sleep apnea symptoms such as loud snoring or you’re feeling tired, moody, or lethargic during the day, it’s time to call our dentists in Vista, CA to schedule your consultation. Our experienced sleep dentists will make sure you get the correct diagnosis and the treatment that’s right for you.
Our dentists have special knowledge about the airway, the part of your body where sleep apnea occurs. When you meet with one of our dentists, he’ll examine your teeth and airway, looking for signs of sleep apnea. He’ll also ask you some questions about the type of sleep you’re getting and the way you’re feeling during the day.
The next step is getting a sleep study. This test, also known as a polysomnogram, is commonly conducted overnight at a sleep center. But many of our patients prefer to use our free take-home sleep test from Ares, which is much more convenient.
The Ares home sleep test is a lightweight wireless device that you wear on your forehead for two consecutive nights. The information from your sleep test will be reviewed by a board-certified sleep physician.
If it turns out that you’re suffering from sleep apnea, you’ll be provided with a prescription so you can get the proper treatment. Many of our patients find relief using our quiet and comfortable oral appliances.
Your consultation with one of our dentists is a great opportunity to learn more about sleep apnea and our available treatment options. It’s also a chance to get to know your dentist a little better and find out about his professional qualifications.
Having a list of questions ready will make the process easier for you. Possible questions for a potential sleep dentist include:
If you think that you or someone you care about could be suffering from sleep apnea, call 760-666-6554 to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists right away. Relief is closer than you think.