Are you constantly snoring and feeling restless? If so, you could have obstructive sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder that causes breathing to stop and start throughout the night.
The dental experts at LC Smiles Family Dentistry in Lewiston, ID can screen you for obstructive sleep apnea and get you back to a better night’s sleep. At your initial screening appointment, you will be asked a series of questions that take approximately five minutes to complete. The doctor will then share the results with you and provide you with a home sleep test, if needed.
Home Sleep Tests
A home sleep test is a device that screens for obstructive sleep apnea that patients can complete in the comfort of their own home. The device monitors how the patient is breathing throughout the night and will automatically start at the pre-scheduled time the patient chooses and turn off when sufficient data has been collected.
After the completion of a home sleep test, the doctor will review results with the patient at a follow-up consultation. At this time, based on the home sleep test results, the doctor will present and review various types of sleep apnea oral devices for the patient to use.
There are several types of custom oral sleep devices available to patients for obstructive sleep apnea. Each is to be worn at night while sleeping and will slightly project the jaw forward, preventing the airway from collapsing at night and allowing oxygen to flow naturally during sleep.
Contact us today for more information about obstructive sleep apnea treatment and how we can help you achieve a better quality of life.