Sleep Apnea is something that dentists should screen for and we do! While it is more prevalent in adults it can also be found in children. Providing sleep apnea 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 a 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.