Sleep Apnea Treatment Specialist

Rehoboth Health Network and Family Dentistry serves Texas residents in and around the Converse area along with the San Antonio metro area. The doctors specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea and other respiratory conditions that may affect sleep patterns.

Sleep Apnea Treatment Q & A

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What are the Signs of Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a condition that causes a person to stop breathing while they are sleeping. It can be caused by obstructions to the airway, obesity, and many other factors that affect the sleep cycle. There are several signs that a person may be suffering from sleep apnea. Jerking awake from a deep sleep is often one of the most pronounced signs. Snoring, grinding the teeth, sore jaws (from clenching the teeth during sleep), fatigue, not feeling rested when rising in the morning, and chronic headaches from low levels of oxygen in the bloodstream are all possible indicators that a person may be experiencing apneic episodes.

Is Surgery Needed to Correct Sleep Apnea?

In most cases, surgery is not needed to correct or control sleep apnea. However, it may be recommended for individuals who have received injuries to the face or neck that has resulted in the formation of scar tissue or other types of obstructions that involve the airway or sinus cavities. Removing the scar tissue and restructuring the area to eliminate excessive amounts of inflammation may be beneficial, but can also cause other issues. Doctors and dentists alike will normally try to correct the condition, or at least reduce its effects, by using CPAP machines and other types of non-invasive procedures first.

Does Being Overweight Affect Sleep Apnea?

Being overweight can have a dramatic effect on how a person both sleeps and breathes. Sleep apnea occurs when a person stops breathing during their normal sleep cycles. A person may stop breathing several times an hour, resulting in less oxygen being brought into the body. A person who has excess weight on the midsection may have trouble breathing, to begin with. When they lay down, however, their weight spreads evenly throughout the abdominal region putting pressure on the stomach and diaphragm, forcing them upwards towards the chest. This additional force can prevent them from inhaling as they should and may aggravate sleep apnea or similar health conditions.

How is Sleep Apnea Diagnosed?

Sleep Apnea would and should be diagnosed by your Primary Care Physician (PCP). Your PCP will work in conjunction with Dr. Oluwadara in providing prescriptions and all the necessary paperwork so that Dr. Oluwadara can create impressions for your sleep apnea device.

Insurance Plans and Information

Prospective patients with no insurance or individuals who will be paying out of pockets are encouraged to call our office at 210-998-3013. Our goal is to ensure we work with you to obtain appropriate affordable quality care.

For more information regarding insurance plans and application processes, our office offers a free service to educate you about various dental insurance plans, their application process, and logistics. We offer this service free for both Medicaid patients and private insurance patients. However, we do require you to call our office to schedule a free ten minutes consult for this.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Assurant Dental Health Alliance (PPO)
CARE (Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees)
Careington Care Platinum
Delta Dental PPO
GEHA Connection Dental

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ReHoBoth Health Network & Family Dentistry
9160 W Farm to Market Rd 78, Suite 1B
Converse, TX 78109
Phone: 210-672-4610
Fax: 210-334-0919
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