Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) includes snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). One of the primary causes of snoring & OSA is airway restriction by the tongue. Growing Evidence links SDB to cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, stroke, type 2 diabetes and obesity. Dental appliances can effectively treat most SDB cases. I personally know first hand.
In my Palm Harbor FL dentist office I diagnose SDB by sending patients home with a sleep monitor that will data link with a Board Certified Sleep Specialist. In many cses, I am then able to treat these patients with a dental device. Sleep centers charge an average of $2,400 just for the diagnosis! After a month of treatment, the patient returns and is retested. The Sleep Physician will confrim treatment efficacey from the data. Total cost for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up is $1945, an excellent value!
Using Physician-interpreted portable sleep testing to diagnose and treat SDB can improve the quality of life and, for some, it may actually save their life! It has helped me personally.
If you would like more information on diagnosis and treatment of SDB in my Palm Harbor FL dentist office you may call my dentist office at 727 789 1333, or you can go to the contact us page of this website.
Paul L Caputo, DDS (an actual SDB patient myself)
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A