Do you believe you have sleep apnea? If so, it’s important to go to the dentist to receive proper treatment. Our dentist near you at Fall River Valley Dental offers sleep apnea treatment. Call our office today to make an appointment to learn about getting a sleep apnea dental appliance near you.
Prior to getting treatment for sleep apnea, Dr. Zachary Pekar in McArthur, CA, will need to give you a diagnosis. Our dentist will ask you questions about your symptoms and give you a diagnosis. Keep in mind that you may have a different condition and not sleep apnea. If you do not have sleep apnea but have another issue, Dr. Zachary Pekar will help to find the right treatment option for your needs.
Often, dentists notice sleep apnea because patients with sleep apnea grind their teeth. Your teeth may show damage as a result of you grinding your teeth. Your teeth may be breaking or weakening. Your gums may be inflamed or receding too.
There are a few different ways for sleep apnea to be treated. A sleep apnea dental appliance is a popular way to treat sleep apnea. Our dentist in McArthur, CA, can offer you a sleep apnea dental appliance if you’re diagnosed with sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea dental appliances work like retainers or mouthguards. Other similar appliances are available, and they work to stabilize the tongue. The purpose of a mouthguard is to keep your lower jaw and tongue forward. This keeps your airway open.
Another sleep apnea dental appliance is a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). This device supplies pressurized air to your airways to keep your airways open.
The cost of a sleep apnea dental appliance is a popular concern among sleep apnea sufferers. In the United States, most insurance providers cover the cost of sleep apnea dental appliances. This is because it’s a type of medical equipment. If the entire cost of the device isn’t covered, a portion of it may be.
It’s important to chat with your insurance provider to verify whether the device is covered by insurance. This will help you to know what to expect when it’s time to pay for the device.
If your insurance plan doesn’t cover sleep apnea dental appliances, talk to our Fall River Valley Dental team to learn more about our payment options.
To schedule an appointment, call our office today.