Sleep Medicine Therapies FAQ :
What is an Oral Appliance?
An oral appliance is a custom-fit, mouth-guard-like device worn only while you sleep. It resembles an orthodontic appliance. It works by gently controlling your tongue and soft palate, keeping your airway open while you sleep.
Are Oral Appliances Comfortable?
Oral appliances are custom fit to fit comfortably and gently in your mouth. Some of our patients have reported they find it so comfortable that they will not sleep without them.
Is Oral Appliance Therapy covered by insurance?
What is the difference between CPAP therapy and Oral Appliance Therapy?
CPAP therapy involves wearing a mask that covers your nose and mouth. The mask is connected to a tube that sends air pressure to keep your airway open while you sleep. Oral appliance therapy consists of wearing a custom-fit oral appliance that resembles an orthodontic retainer. It gently controls your tongue and soft palate to keep your airway open.
Do you only treat patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Yes. Dr. Dagati has limited his practice to treating patients that suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea without the use of CPAP.
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a chronic condition that occurs when your muscles relax during sleep, allowing soft tissue to collapse and block your airway. This can cause you to stop breathing throughout the night as well as loud and disruptive snoring. Obstructive sleep apnea often results in reduced oxygen levels and difficulty sleeping.
How do I know if I have Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
After discussing your symptoms, your doctor or a board-certified sleep medicine physician will complete a sleep evaluation. In fact, they may schedule a sleep study. The doctor will interpret the data from your sleep study to make a diagnosis.
Do you offer Telemedicine appointments?
Yes, we offer both Telemedicine and in-office appointments.
Are payment plans offered?
Yes, we offer Care Credit plans, allowing up to 12 months “same as cash”, interest free payments.