It is estimated that 2-9% of adults are affected, but MANY cases are believed to go undiagnosed. At Signature Dental, we believe dental professionals could play a vital role in screening patients for obstructive sleep apnea.
We’ll work closely with your local primary care provider, pulmonologist, otolaryngologist, ENT, or neurologist:
Sleep studies are essential for an accurate diagnosis. CPAP (Controlled Positive Airway Pressure) is considered the most effective if it can be tolerated. These devices use a nasal hood or a full face mask that covers the nose and mouth to force air into the airway. Sleep physicians and pulmonologists will adjust the pressures accordingly to maintain your airway open when airway blockages occur during sleep.
If CPAP’s cannot be tolerated, Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) can be considered. There are many different types of sleep apnea and varying degrees of severity. At Signature Dental, we will evaluate which type of OAT will be best suited and customize for your needs.
For 65+ we are awaiting the approval DME provider for Medicare and approval by CMS (Center for Medicare Services)
Member of AADSM (Americdan Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine)
Serving Upland, Claremont, Rancho, and surrounding cities.