Sleep Apnea Treatment in Miami, FL
Do you need relief from the disruptive symptoms of sleep apnea? Dr. Gio and his dental team in Miami, FL craft custom night guards as a less invasive form of sleep apnea treatment. Our custom-fitted night guards are a more comfortable solution for our patients who suffer from this condition.
Even better, we bill through medical insurance for sleep apnea treatment, so you can receive the complete sleep apnea treatment you need right here in our office!
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is defined by continual pauses in breathing during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a reaction to the muscles relaxing during sleep and gravity pulling the airways closed. Left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to more serious conditions, including severe fatigue, hypertension, mood change, weight gain, and memory loss.
What Are The Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea?
Patients who suffer from sleep apnea regularly experience the following symptoms:
- Heavy Snoring
- Periodic Loss Of Breath While Sleeping
- Struggling To Breathe While Sleeping
- Constant Fatigue And Lack Of Energy
- Weight Gain
- Dry Throat
- Irritability & Mood Swings
Is Sleep Apnea Dangerous?
Sleep apnea is not an uncommon condition, with over 22 million diagnosed in the United States alone. If you have been diagnosed with, or suspect you may have sleep apnea, you could be at a higher risk for the following health concerns:
- Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- Irregular Heartbeat
- Worsening ADHD
How Is Sleep Apnea Treated?
If Dr. Gio suspects you may be suffering from sleep apnea, our team will help ensure you receive the treatment you need! Sleep apnea is most often treated with either a CPAP machine or an oral appliance for treatment.
A CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine is the most common treatment for most people suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. The CPAP machine has a small air blower connected to a cushioned plastic mask that covers the nose. Air is forced through a flexible hose into the mask to help keep your airways open while you sleep.
At Flossy Smiles, we make custom oral appliances that are designed to open airways during sleep. Generally, patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea prefer oral appliances to bulky CPAP machines. For whatever treatment you require, we will be there for you every step of the way!
We Bill Through Medical Insurance!
Often, dentists do not bill through patients' medical insurance for sleep apnea treatment, but we do! This means that you can receive a thorough screening from the local dentist you know and trust, without having to seek out an outside specialist.
Have questions about the medical insurance billing process for sleep apnea? Call today and we'll be happy to help!
Schedule Your Sleep Apnea Screening with Flossy Smiles Today!
Restore your quality of sleep, and quality of life, with non-invasive sleep apnea treatments at Flossy Smiles! Call today to schedule your sleep apnea screening.