Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep apnea is a serious disorder in which the upper airway becomes obstructed, reducing the flow of oxygen throughout the body.
Left untreated, this sleep disorder can lead to concerning health issues, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke.
Drs. Talmadge D. Wilkins IV and Leah B. Wilkins offer sleep apnea treatment at the Center for Dentistry in Aiken, SC.
Diagnosing Sleep Apnea
Dentists are often the first ones to detect sleep apnea, either during an exam or while discussing the patient's health history. As a qualified dentist recognized and approved by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), Dr. Wilkins has undergone more extensive training in this area than most practitioners.
If our team suspects that you could have sleep apnea, we may refer you for a sleep study. During a sleep study, the exact cause of the condition can be more clearly determined by monitoring your oxygen levels, your breathing patterns, and the number of events you experience during sleep.
Once a diagnosis has been made, your healthcare team can determine the best course of action. While some individuals may require CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure), many patients can correct the problem with oral appliance therapy, a minimally invasive treatment.
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Your treatment package includes comprehensive evaluations and exams to accurately diagnose your condition, a custom-made oral appliance to relieve your symptoms, and follow-up care to ensure you enjoy continued improvement to your quality of life.
We gladly accept insurance and CareCredit® financing for sleep apnea treatment. A member of our team can file a claim on your behalf or help you navigate your financing options in order to keep this life-changing care affordable for you.
Ready to get started? You can take the first step towards more restful sleep or receive more information on your treatment options during a consultation with our doctors. Contact us online or call:
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Oral Appliance Therapy
Often the first line of defense against obstructive sleep apnea, oral appliance therapy repositions the lower jaw into a more favorable position. This opens the airway and allows for more oxygen to pass through.
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