Encompass Dental and Wellness is helping to accurately resolve the sleep apnea diagnosis.
Updated: May 16
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that can lead to serious health problems if left untreated. At Encompass Dental and Wellness, we are dedicated to providing our patients with accurate diagnoses and effective treatment options for sleep apnea.
One of the most important steps in treating sleep apnea is accurately diagnosing the condition. At Encompass Dental and Wellness, we use advanced technology and diagnostic tools to ensure that our patients receive an accurate diagnosis. We begin by conducting a thorough evaluation of our patient's medical history, symptoms, and sleep patterns. We may also perform a physical exam and order sleep studies to assess breathing patterns and detect any potential abnormalities. One of the tools we use to diagnose sleep apnea is a home sleep study. This is a non-invasive test that allows our team to monitor a patient's sleep patterns and breathing while they sleep in the comfort of their own home. The data collected from the sleep study can help us identify any breathing irregularities and determine the severity of the patient's sleep apnea.
Once we have accurately diagnosed sleep apnea, we work with our patients to develop a personalized treatment plan. Depending on the severity of the condition, we may recommend lifestyle changes, such as losing weight, quitting smoking, or avoiding alcohol and sedatives before bedtime. We may also recommend oral appliances, such as a custom-fitted mouthguard, to help keep the airway open during sleep. In more severe cases, we may recommend continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, which involves wearing a mask that delivers a continuous stream of air to keep the airway open during sleep.
At Encompass Dental and Wellness, we understand the importance of accurately diagnosing and effectively treating sleep apnea. We are committed to providing our patients with the most advanced diagnostic tools and treatment options available. Our team of skilled professionals has extensive experience in treating sleep apnea, and we take great care to ensure that each patient receives personalized and attentive care.
In conclusion, sleep apnea is a serious condition that can have significant health consequences if left untreated. Accurately diagnosing and effectively treating sleep apnea is essential for improving overall health and wellness. At Encompass Dental and Wellness, we are committed to providing our patients with accurate diagnoses and effective treatment options for sleep apnea. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover how we can help you achieve better sleep and improved overall health.