Your First Sleep Consultation
Getting to Know You
Do you have trouble staying asleep at night and find yourself frequently waking up gasping for air? If so, it’s possible that you’re experiencing sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that affects more than 18 million Americans.
The first step to finding a cure for your sleep condition is coming into our office for your no-obligation consultation. During this time, we’ll ask you about your condition and how it’s been affecting your life. This is a good time to tell us about any treatment methods you’ve tried in the past.
Determining the Best Treatment For Your Diagnosis
Before your consultation, Dr. Birth will refer you to a local physician to have them perform an overnight sleep study on you. Based on that diagnosis, she’ll evaluate your condition further to determine which treatment method is right for you.
In the past, sleep apnea patients were prescribed CPAP to treat their disorder, but the bulkiness and inconvenience of this machine caused people to find it ineffective. As an alternative, Dr. Birth may suggest a customized oral appliance to treat your sleep apnea. This is a mouthpiece that fits comfortably inside your jaw, eliminating symptoms.
Questions to Ask Dr. Birth During the Consultation
Finding relief for sleep apnea can be a long, complicated process, and you’re likely to have questions along the way. To ensure you and Dr. Birth are on the same page about your condition, we’ve put together a list of questions you may want to ask during your consultation.
1. What causes sleep apnea?
2. What are the risks of sleep apnea?
3. How long will the treatment process take?
4. Does my insurance plan cover the cost of treatment?
5. Will an oral appliance cure my snoring?
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you’re ready to take back control of your sleep patterns and your life, Dr. Birth can help. She’s an experienced dentist who’s treated countless sleep apnea patients.
Contact us at (817) 502-9103 to schedule an appointment and start sleeping through the night again.