Our dentists and team provide screenings for sleep apnea in order to diagnose your condition and determine which type of sleep apnea treatment will provide you with the best results for your health. Dr. Gena Schultheis and associates collaborate with your physician when performing your screening in order to ensure that your diagnosis is accurate. Your screening will begin with questionnaires about the symptoms of sleep apnea. If the answers submitted on your questionnaire suggest sleep apnea, we will then recommend a formal sleep study to diagnose the condition.
We strongly recommend that you receive a sleep apnea screening if you experience any symptoms of sleep apnea. Common symptoms include:
- Extreme daytime drowsiness (hypersomnia)
- Difficulty remaining asleep at night
- Frequent pauses in breathing while asleep
- Frequent headaches in the morning
- Waking with a dry or sore throat
- Personality changes, including mood changes and irritability
We recommend sleep apnea screening to increase the likelihood of an early diagnosis and treatment. Early treatment will help to improve your breathing while asleep and decrease daytime sleepiness and other symptoms that impact your health and quality of life. If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, our dentists may provide oral appliance therapy to help manage your condition. If you have a more severe case, other treatment may be recommended to help you get the rest you need.
Call Annapolis Green Dental at 410-224-4500 to learn more about sleep apnea screening in Annapolis, Maryland, and make your appointment today!