Are You Suffering From Sleep Apnea?
Sleep Apnea and Snoring (upper airway resistance) can be serious matters, even life threatening. Today, with new knowledge and technology, Dr. Coulon and Dr. Watts are able to treat snoring. Additionally, the medical profession is becoming aware of dentistry’s contributions in helping with the management of sleep apnea and physicians are referring patients to dentists knowledgeable in treating sleep apnea and snoring problems. In fact, dental appliances are now recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine as the first choice for treatment of these conditions.
Dental procedures are non-invasive and are kept at a minimum expense to you. Before Dr. Coulon or Dr. Watts prescribes an oral appliance for your particular problem, a variety of diagnostic procedures will be necessary. A comprehensive evaluation of your oral structures including the temporomandibular joint (jaw joint), gums, teeth, and muscles will be performed along with x-rays.
Sleep Apnea Treatment – Home Study With Sleep Recorder
We may also recommend a sleep study if you haven't already had one. We can order a home-based sleep study for you and you can place the machine on yourself and sleep in the comfort of your own bed for a fraction of the cost of a hospital-based study.
The sleep recorder we use is called the Remmers sleep recorder and is 97% calibrated to the hospital sleep studies, so it is highly accurate. We will then be able to recommend the appropriate sleep apnea treatment for you.
For questions about snoring and sleep apnea treatment, please schedule a private consultation with Dr. Ryan Coulon or Dr. Allison Watts today.