Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Stop Snoring! Good sleep is a vital contributing factor to good health.
We provide adequate sleep apnea treatment in Buckhead, Atlanta, Duluth.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a disorder that is marked by pauses or decreased breathing when sleeping. These brief changes in breathing affect the quality of sleep and supply of oxygen to the body.
This condition is diagnosed by a physician which could include a sleep study.
The Types of Sleep Apnea include:
- Central Sleep Apnea (CSA) – occurs when the brain fails to control muscles involved in respiration.
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) – occurs when the airway at the back of the throat becomes physically blocked. Your bed partner can notice gasping during sleep or snoring. Snoring itself is not indicative of sleep apnea as it can be present or not.
CSA is less common than OSA and it is estimated that as high as 20% of US adults have OSA and a large majority of them are undiagnosed and untreated.
Why Treat Sleep Apnea?
Sleep Apnea affects the quality of your sleep and can have significant consequences including:
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
Poor Concentration Performance
Waking Up feeling groggy
Further, sleep apnea treatment is important because it is correlated with:
- Memory problems
- Sudden death
- Heart rhythm disturbances
- Atherosclerotic heart disease
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Insulin resistance
- Heart failure
- Gastric reflux
- High blood pressure
Treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea include:
What role does a prosthodontist play in Sleep Apnea Treatment?
At Georgia Prosthodontics, we specialize in providing effective oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring. Our team is highly trained in this area and has successfully treated many patients.
We offer a mandibular advancement device as the oral appliance for your treatment. Numerous studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of oral appliances in managing mild and moderate cases of OSA. Additionally, oral appliances are recommended for individuals who cannot tolerate a continuous positive airway pressure (PAP) machine and those who snore without a sleep disorder.
Working closely with your physician, Georgia Prosthodontics will determine the most suitable option for your treatment. If you’re seeking an alternative to a PAP machine or suffer from snoring or sleep apnea, schedule an appointment with us today to learn more about the benefits of an oral appliance.
Medical Insurance Coverage for Sleep Apnea Treatment
Most major medical insurance companies and Medicare will cover all or part of the cost for oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea treatment.
We proudly offer Sleep Apnea Treatment in Atlanta, Georgia areas such as Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Roswell, Tucker, Norcross, Duluth, Snellville, Buford, Suwannee, Lilburn, Dacula, Grayson, Johns Creek, and Gainesville areas.
Dental Implants and Cosmetic Dentistry Specialists
We are proud to be recognized as members and fellows of the highest dental organizations and to have in our team the only Board Certified Prosthodontist with Fellowship in Implant Dentistry serving Atlanta and Georgia.