Free Sleep Screening or Consultation
Dental Sleep Solutions® offers free sleep screenings and consultations for anyone interested in learning more about snoring or OSA. If you have previously had a sleep study, then we will provide a consultation to determine if you are a candidate for dental sleep therapy.
If you are a snorer, wake up gasping for air, have excessive daytime sleepiness, or other signs or symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) but have not seen a medical professional for diagnosis then your Dental Sleep Solutions® dentist can help. Even if you think you are just a snorer, it is highly recommended that you be screened for the more serious condition of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) before you being any treatment. Click here to find a Dental Sleep Solutions dentist to schedule an appointment to perform a free consultation described below.
Prior to your visit you will be asked to complete several questionnaires including a sleep and medical history (you can complete these online). During your free consultation, a Dental Sleep Solutions® dentist will review your medical and sleep history, possibly perform a limited airway evaluation, and help assess your risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). If your Dental Sleep Solutions® dentist feels that you qualify for further testing, an appointment will be made for you take home a portable home sleep recorder. This device is a state of the art piece of equipment that you will wear at home for one night while sleeping. The home sleep recorder is a level-3 FDA approved device that is approved by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) for the diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and sleep disordered breathing. The recorder gives valuable information about breathing, snoring, blood oxygen saturation and sleep apnea events (learn about home sleep testing here).
After your Dental Sleep Solutions® dentist has reviewed the results of your home study, an appointment will be made to discuss the results. During this appointment your Dental Sleep Solutions® dentist will discuss whether you are at risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Your Dental Sleep Solutions® dentist is not licensed to make a diagnosis, but he or she will review the results of your home sleep study with a board-certified sleep physician to decide whether treatment is necessary. If further medical consultation is necessary because of advanced or serious medical problems then your Dental Sleep Solutions® dentist will help make the proper referral to a local sleep physician.
Once a diagnosis is made from the board-certified sleep physician your Dental Sleep Solutions® dentist and sleep physician will help you decide the best method of treatment based on your test results.
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