How can my Dentist help?
If you experience any symptoms associate with snoring or sleep apnea, consult with your dentist so he or she can properly diagnose your condition or, if necessary, refer you a specialist. If your dentist suspects you suffer from sleep apnea, he or she may refer you to a physician or sleep specialist. For a proper diagnosis, you may have to undergo an overnight sleep study, which measures heart rate and how many times breathing is interrupted. If you have been diagnosed with snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, your dentist can work closely with the diagnosing physician to implement and manage the prescribed therapy.