Treat Sleep Disorders In Jefferson City
So What If I Snore?
Snoring is often a symptom of other sleep disorders. Researchers have found that 70% of people who snore almost every night have a condition called sleep apnea, which can be very dangerous to your health.
Sleep apnea prevents getting a good nights sleep because your body stops getting enough oxygen. This lack of oxygen can increase the risk of stroke and heart attack and make high blood pressure, type II diabetes, and high cholesterol present earlier in life and more difficult to treat. Other common problems connected with sleep apnea include acid reflux, morning headaches, depression, irritability, night frequency, and decreased sex drive.
Obstructive sleep apnea is by far the most common threat to healthy sleep. It occurs when the soft tissue in the back of the throat relaxes to the extent that it either restricts or shuts off the airway.
Sleep partner observations can often times be very helpful in identifying sleep apnea. Those observations may include choking, snorting or gasping sounds as well as stopping breathing and labored breathing.
What To Do If You Suspect You May Have Sleep Apnea
Take charge. Get a diagnosis or at least start with a risk evaluation and screening.
Sleep apnea has been called the most important public health problem of our time because it is so severely under diagnosed and can contribute to fatal conditions.
Above all, do not avoid getting a diagnosis because you are anxious about the process or sleep apnea treatment. Today there are many options for diagnosing and treating sleep disorders and more are being developed as you read this current information. Yes, CPAP machines and hospital sleep studies are some of the sleep apnea treatment options, but there are others.
Take charge. Do it now.
Does Jefferson City Dental Care Offer Sleep Apnea Treatment?
Some of the current and future options for diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders like sleep apnea are being provided in dental offices all over the world. At Jefferson City Dental Care we work hand in glove with the local family physicians and sleep specialty physicians as well as networking with sleep clinicians all over the United States.
Dr. Michael Thompson, a long time Jefferson City Dentist and part of Jefferson City Dental Care since it was established is no longer practicing dentistry as he knew it for forty years and is now devoting his efforts only to screening and aiding in diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea.
We Do Free Risk Assessments And Screening Right Here At JCDC
Call us anytime during office hours at 573-298-6332 and set up a time to discuss your options if you have any suspicion whatsoever that you might have sleep apnea.
While most patients come from Jefferson City and nearby communities like Wardsville and Russellville MO, it is worth even much longer travel times to come visit with us and start your own sleep apnea treatment.
Will My Insurance Pay For Sleep Apnea Treatment?
Most medical insurance companies will pay for necessary sleep apnea treatment if it is documented properly. We are fortunate to have a medical insurance expert (Donna Stone Anderson) on staff at Jefferson City Dental Care and she can get us pretreatment information from almost any company.
To take control of your sleep and health back, call us today at Jefferson City Dental Care and get started!