The Dentists Role in Sleep Apnea Screening
Sleep Apnea Aptos
: Dr. Allyson Drew did a PSG-in lab- sleep study to find the best sleep lab referral for her patients. (This photo is Dr. Allyson wired up for the PSG sleep study). Dr. Jason Drew did the HST-home sleep study- to compare the different sleep studies. They put themselves through the sleep study process first-hand, so they can provide the best care for their patients.
Sleep Apnea and Sleep breathing disorders are potentially serious medical conditions where the tongue and soft palate close off the airway, like a kink in a hose. Snoring, upper airway resistance syndrome UARS- Many fit athletes and young fit people have this- and the more extreme version of UARS is called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
OSA has been associated with issues with your heart, your lungs, your brain, your reproductive system, ADHD, hypertension, stroke, heart attack, tooth grinding and acid erosion and so much more. This can happen in babies, toddlers, children, teens, adults.
Drs Drew have their airway centric team of local medical doctors, ENT, orthodontist, speech and Myofunctional therapist, and their own well trained dental team to help you get the BEST CARE.
Drs Drew will quarterback your treatment from beginning to end. Since oral appliance therapy is covered under medical insurance Drs Drew provide Medical Billing for their patients.
In children, they look for suboptimal craniofacial growth and development and can guide treatment to guide the proper growth.
In adults Oral appliances are custom made to improve sleep apnea to improve OSA in adult patients, especially those who are intolerant of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).