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, Gwinnett, and Lawrenceville.
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?
As a prosthodontist, Dr. Nicholas Miller is well equipped to provide oral appliance therapy for OSA and snoring. He has taken advanced training in oral appliance therapy and has provided many patients with this treatment.
The mandibular advancement device is the oral appliance that Dr. Miller can provide for your treatment. Studies have shown that oral appliances are effective in the treatment of mild and moderate OSA. Oral appliances are also recommended for patients who cannot tolerate using a PAP and patients that snore without a sleep disorder.
Dr. Miller will work closely with your physician to determine the best option for your treatment. If you are intolerant of a PAP machine, snore or suffer from sleep apnea and are interested in learning more about an oral appliance, schedule an appointment with Dr. Miller today.
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.