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Frequently Asked Questions

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder where a person completely stops breathing multiple times throughout the night. This can severely affect a person’s sleep quality, and over time, it can start to deteriorate their overall health. To learn more about this condition, you can read our full page about it right here.

How can a dentist help with sleep apnea?

While the most common treatment for sleep apnea is CPAP therapy, a very effective alternative is something called oral appliance therapy. This approach uses a custom-made mouthguard to prevent the symptoms of sleep apnea. Making them requires a very thorough knowledge of facial anatomy, and that’s exactly the kind of expertise you’ll find with a sleep dentist such as Dr. Brian Zulawinski. Using his skill and knowledge, he’ll be able to make you an appliance that is both comfortable and effective.

I hate my CPAP machine! Is there another option?

 Yes! It’s called oral appliance therapy, and it’s an alternative to CPAP therapy that is able to just as effectively relieve the symptoms of sleep apnea. In fact, it can even be paired with CPAP therapy to make the machine more comfortable for patients. If you’d like to learn more about this treatment, you can read our full page about it right here.

How can I know if I have sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea has a wide range of symptoms that include everything from snoring to high blood pressure. In order to get a proper diagnosis, you can start by taking our sleep quiz. This will give us vital information as to your risk factors for a sleep disorder. From there, we can help you get a home sleep study so that we can determine the exact cause of your sleep issues.

Will my insurance help pay for my sleep apnea treatment?

Fortunately, sleep apnea treatment is often covered by both dental and health insurance, as well as Medicaid. Our practice accepts many plans from multiple providers, and we will always work to maximize your benefits. If you have questions about how we can use your particular plan, simply contact us today.