For all patients, we screen for potential airway obstructions. This could be snoring, grinding your teeth, acid erosion, waking frequently at night or medical issues often linked to sleep apnea like diabetes and high blood pressure. If we think there is a concern, you will be referred to your primary care doctor or an ENT so that a sleep test can be arranged.
For some patients who can not tolerate a CPAP or who only snore with no airway issues or for those who have very mild airway obstructions, an oral appliance can be made to help. We will discuss with your physician if this treatment is appropriate.