Sleep apnea continues to be a growing concern in the United States. How can we tell? We pay attention to the news, to advancements in medicine, and to our clients. Everything tells us that obstructive sleep apnea is here to stay and there is an expanding need for treatment. What does this have to do with you? Dentistry is one of the ways to treat this potentially deadly condition.
Patients Are Seeking Better Options
For years, the standard treatment for OSA has been a CPAP machine. While usually effective, some patients experience difficulty sleeping with a CPAP to the extent that they remove it during sleep, rendering it useless. This is where dentistry comes in. From orthodontics to oral appliances, dentists are finding new and less invasive ways to correct the problems that contribute to obstructive sleep apnea. Whether used in conjunction with CPAP or alone, patients are loving how their lives are being changed by treatment.
What We’re Hearing
When speaking with our clients or listening at dentistry conferences, what we’re hearing is clear: Dentists want to provide relief for patients who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. In order to accommodate the growing need for this service, we have created a dedicated sleep therapy and TMD division to our business. Our hope is that this division will allow us to provide our audience with the latest information on OSA/TMD treatments, specific details on how to market these services to your patients and prospective patients, and updates on how dentistry continues to be recognized as a vital part of the healthcare community.
Want to Learn More?
While we have no interest in pushing our services, if you’d like to learn more about incorporating OSA and TMD into your practice, you may access that information by clicking below. As this new arm of dentistry expands, we will be with you every step of the way to help you navigate the territory.