Sleep Apnea screening is something that dentists should offer and we do! While it is more prevalent in adults, it can also be found in children.
Providing sleep apnea screening and treatment options to patients is very rewarding and beneficial.
We work together with a board-certified sleep physician to analyze sleep studies. Often a CPAP (Continuous Positive Air Pressure) device is recommended and in mild cases an MRD (mandibular repositioning device) is helpful.
If you have had a sleep study done and it was recommended that you wear a CPAP, we hope it is working for you. If you are having problems with the CPAP we can refer you to someone who can help you improve its function, and occasionally we will recommend a MRD for those who cannot tolerate CPAP.