Yes, in order to be properly diagnosed with the medical condition of sleep apnea. Your Primary Care Physician will make the referral.
Most Doctors are accustomed to the CPAP however if you indicate that you would prefer a silent, more pleasant solution that you can travel with and be easier to live with, your Doctor will recommend Oral Appliance Therapy!
CPAP is 100% effective. It is the gold standard in treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. However, within a year over 50% of patients are non-compliant, (stop using it). Without Therapy you are at risk for serious complications. Comfort and Compliance with an Oral Appliance is much higher (95%) and therefore more effective.
Dr Sandra L MacDonald DMD can determine if Your Snoring Or Sleep Apnea can be treated by Oral Appliance Therapy. Click Below to Request an Appointment for your Oral Appliance Assessment!Request More Information