Your First Consultation
Discovering Your Disorder
Most of the patients we treat for sleep apnea have already been diagnosed and tried CPAP therapy but have trouble sticking with it, while others aren’t aware of their condition at all. If this is your case, Dr. Ura may be able to recognize your symptoms first and recommend you to a sleep specialist.
If you’ve been officially diagnosed with sleep apnea and started CPAP treatment but are looking for another alternative, our Nashua, NH sleep dentist can help. It’s important to schedule your consultation with a certified sleep dentist like Dr. Ura so he can help guide you through the next steps toward the best solution. Read on to learn what to expect during your first sleep apnea consultation.
Exploring Your Treatment Options with Dr. Ura
During your first consultation, our sleep apnea specialist will ask about the severity of your sleep apnea, assess your symptoms, and create a personalized treatment plan based on your needs. Typically, he’ll discuss oral appliance therapy with you and see if this course of treatment is right for you.
After you speak with Dr. Ura, you may be ready to move forward with treatment to receive an oral appliance. If so, he may take digital impressions right then so he can send off the images to a lab that will make your customized mouthpiece. You’ll come back to our office once your oral appliance is ready.
In the meantime, Dr. Ura might also suggest certain lifestyle changes, especially for patients who:
- Are overweight
- Drink excessive amounts of alcohol
- Sleep on your back
Don’t Hesitate to Ask Questions
After providing you with the steps towards your treatment here at our Nashua dental office, Dr. Ura will encourage you to ask any questions or concerns you may have.
Here are a few questions some patients may want to ask at their initial consultations:
- Why are oral appliances preferred over CPAP?
- Will your treatment help me feel more energized?
- How much will the treatment be?
- Will I stop snoring after using an oral appliance?
- Will my insurance cover oral appliance therapy?
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I snore but don’t have sleep apnea?
Dr. Ura features multiple treatment options for patients suffering from all sleep-disordered breathing issues. If a sleep physician has determined that you don’t have sleep apnea, we can still treat your snoring problems with the assistance of a customized oral appliance.
Whether you’re suffering from a sleep disorder or snoring issues, you shouldn’t prolong seeking treatment. For the sake of your mental and physical health, it’s best to find an effective solution to end your restless nights.
At what age can sleep apnea develop?
Sleep apnea can develop at any age, even in infants. In children, sleep disorders are most commonly caused by enlarged tonsils and lymphatic tissues called adenoids. Sleep apnea can manifest on its own or develop due to another health condition.
No matter what the cause of your sleep apnea is, it’s important to seek treatment and reduce the risk of long-term health conditions. If you’re suffering from sleep apnea-related symptoms at any age, call our Nashua practice at (603) 237-1124 to schedule your first consultation with Dr. Ura.
What are the lifestyle changes to alleviate sleep apnea symptoms?
We understand that not everyone can find relief with a CPAP machine or oral appliance. Dr. Ura recommends doing some lifestyle changes to help alleviate sleep apnea symptoms. Such lifestyle changes include:
- Losing weight and eating better
- Eliminate tobacco usage and alcohol consumption
- Changing sleep positions
- Eliminate sedative usage before bed
Can my dental insurance cover my sleep apnea treatment?
Most insurance companies should cover your sleep study and treatment. To better understand your coverage, we recommend you speak with your insurance provider beforehand for the details of your benefits. If the coverage isn’t enough, we provide financing options to ease the financial burden.
Time to Live Life with New Energy
Are you ready to live a more energized life? Do you want to throw out your CPAP? Come into our Nashua, NH office today to get started on your first consultation with Dr. Ura. Call our office at (603) 237-1124 to schedule your first consultation.
You can also fill out our convenient online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly. We’re proud to provide service to patients in Hudson, Merrimack, and Milford, NH.