Sleep Apnea - CHASKA, MN
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Don't Wait to Treat Sleep Apnea
If you are seeking treatment for snoring, you should be evaluated by your medical doctor prior to treatment if you have any of the following symptoms:
If you have any of these symptoms you may have a more serious medical problem than snoring called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). If OSA is suspected, additional testing of your sleep may be necessary.
WatchPAT™ ONE: Sleep Tests in the Comfort
of Your Home
Our dentists also partner with The Breathe Institute to administer an at-home Sleep Study for patients called the WatchPAT ONE. This FDA-approved portable system is worn on the wrist like a watch, with a tracking device worn over the index finger that calculates sleep stages and sleep/wake states through the night. Throughout the time a patient is sleeping, this single-use device will track and record heart rates, snoring levels, sleep position, and movement in a mobile app that stores data in the Cloud where it can be easily accessed and evaluated by a sleep doctor. The WatchPAT ONE, with its ease of use and minimal invasiveness, has a failure rate of less than 1% and can provide accurate, almost instantaneous results so patients can begin receiving personalized treatment as soon as possible.
How Can An Oral Appliance Help Reduce Snoring Or Sleep Apnea?
Aveo TSD: Simple, Gentle Suction Tongue Advancement Appliance
For patients who have jaw problems (TMJ disorder) or may not be able to tolerate an oral appliance that advances the lower jaw, a simple gentle-suction tongue advancement appliance may be the solution for you. The Aveo TSD is available at Relaxation Dentistry for $300.
Are the appliances covered by insurance?
Since insurance plans vary widely we work with all our patients to help them obtain reimbursement from their insurance carrier to the maximum allowed by their plan. Most insurance companies have coverage for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea with an oral appliance. Insurance companies generally do not cover treatment for snoring only. If coverage is available for oral appliances, it would come from the medical insurance carrier. Most dental insurance companies do not cover treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. We encourage you to call and check with your medical insurance company. We will be happy to send information to your insurance company regarding your situation to request a pre-determination of benefits.
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