Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment

Get Effective Sleep Apnea Treatment in Montgomery

Sleep apnea is a condition that affects millions of people around the world. It can be characterized by severe chronic snoring and difficulty breathing during the night.

sleep apnea treatment for Cincinnati and Blue AshThese symptoms occur as a result of pinched or closed air passages in the back of the throat. If the tissues in those airways become too relaxed, or the positioning of the jaw and tongue is misaligned, the sleeper can actually stop breathing altogether.

The brain has one last recourse to solve this; the sleeper wakes up long enough to take in a deep breath and open up those air passages once again. In very minor apnea cases, this only happens a few times a night. However, sufferers of more severe apnea can wake as many as hundreds of times each night.

This results in severely interrupted sleep and chronic daytime exhaustion. Apnea is also linked to several more severe health problems like high blood pressure and heart problems as a result of low oxygen intake. Not to mention the disturbance it can cause your partner, or yourself, if you can’t stop snoring.

Sleep Apnea Diagnosis

If you or someone you love shows one or more of these symptoms, it’s possible that they have obstructive sleep apnea.

It often takes an extensive sleep study to properly diagnose this condition, but Endres Dentistry has an amazing offer available to you instead. Rather than having to do an in-office study, we have a device that we lend out, so you can do a sleep study right in the comfort of your own home. Many of our patients appreciate the convenience of being able to get a diagnosis without having to sleep away from home in uncomfortable environments.

With the results from that study, we are able not only to diagnose sleep apnea but also to prepare a treatment plan that will be unique to you.

We then present both the diagnosis and the treatment plan to a sleep apnea physician who can then approve the plan and actually prescribe the appropriate treatment per Ohio state law.

Apnea Treatment Options

The traditional treatment method for obstructive sleep apnea is the CPAP machine. This device pumps air through your passageways as you sleep, which keeps them open. The CPAP is certainly effective, but it is also a lot to deal with for some patients. The machines are difficult to travel with and can be cumbersome to wear during the night.Sleep apnea treatment appliance by Endres Gateway Dentistry in Montgomery, Ohio

That’s why Endres Dentistry prefers a great CPAP alternative: the oral appliance. This device is small, portable, easy to maintain, and requires no electricity. It is simply a custom-designed guard that fits into your mouth.

This appliance holds the teeth, jaw, and tongue in a position that prevents airways from closing during the night. Whether your symptoms stem from sleep apnea or not, this oral appliance can help you to stop snoring and start sleeping soundly all the way through the night.

Benefits of Treating Sleep Apnea

There are numerous reasons why you should seek treatment for sleep apnea, ranging from quality of life benefits and drastic improvement of potentially life threatening harm if it goes untreated for a long amount of time. They include:

Better Sleep: This almost goes without saying! Sleep apnea dramatically impacts your ability to have restful sleep due to disturbances in sleep patterns and lack of oxygen. By treating sleep apnea, you wake up more rested with improvements to energy and alertness.
A Happier Partner:Treating your sleep apnea and getting rid of loud snoring and sleep disturbances is almost always greatly appreciated by your partner, helping them to get better sleep, and is a win-win for both of you!
Decreased Susceptibility to Depression:Studies have shown that people with chronic sleep disturbances caused by issues such as sleep apnea correlates with a significantly higher chance of having depression.
Lowering Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke: Arguably one of the biggest benefits of sleep apnea treatment is removing the damage it can cause which leads to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke due to chronic low levels of oxygen during sleep.
Lowering Mortality:Sleep apnea has been shown to have significant impacts on overall mortality from other illnesses and disorders, as much as three times! Quality sleep and oxygen is an all around great thing for helping you live a longer, healthier life!

Sleep Apnea FAQs

DOES MY MEDICAL INSURANCE COVER TREATMENT?

In most cases, medical insurance will cover the majority of the costs of your sleep apnea treatment after you cover your deductibles or co-pays. Every insurance policy is different, so depending on your type of coverage will determine total benefits.

You are ultimately responsible to understand what your insurance plan will and will not cover and to cover any payments not covered by your insurance provider. We are also happy to reach out to your insurance provider on your behalf to get an estimate of the benefits they will provide under your plan.

Dr. Endres works with most Medical PPO plans for sleep apnea treatment. Call us at 513-791-8880 for more details.

Talk to Us Today

If you think that you may be suffering from sleep apnea or just want to stop snoring, don’t hesitate to give us a call right away at our Montgomery office! We are more than happy to answer any questions about our sleep study program and to set you up for a diagnosis if you are in the Cincinnati area, including Blue Ash and Loveland.