Dr. Gena Schultheis and associates provide screening for sleep apnea to diagnose this breathing disorder and determine which type of treatment will be most beneficial to you. Sleep apnea screening is done in collaboration with your physician to ensure an accurate diagnosis. We will begin your screening using questionnaires that ask about symptoms. If the answers to your questionnaire suggest sleep apnea, a formal sleep study will be done to make an accurate diagnosis.
If you experience any symptoms of sleep apnea, we strongly recommend that you receive a screening test. Common symptoms include:
- Extreme daytime drowsiness
- Difficulty remaining asleep at night
- Frequent pauses in breathing while asleep
- Frequent morning headaches
- Waking with a dry or sore throat
- Personality changes, mood changes and irritability
The greatest benefit of sleep apnea screening is the possibility of receiving early treatment to improve your breathing while asleep and decrease daytime sleepiness and other symptoms to improve your health and quality of life. Our office provides oral appliance therapy to help you manage sleep apnea and get the rest you need.
If you have any questions about sleep apnea screening in Dunkirk, Maryland, and to schedule an appointment with our caring dentists, please call Calvert Smiles today at 410-257-7200.