Your First Consultation
Discovering Your Disorder
Most of the patients we treat for sleep apnea have either already been diagnosed and tried CPAP but can’t stick with it, while others aren’t aware of their condition. If this is the case for you, Dr. Ura may be able to recognize your symptoms first and recommend you to a sleep specialist.
After you’ve been officially diagnosed with sleep apnea and want to find an alternative for CPAP, schedule your consultation with a certified sleep dentist like Dr. Ura so he can help guide you through the next steps towards the best solution.
Exploring Your Treatment Options with Dr. Ura
When you come in to learn about alternatives to CPAP, or you choose to begin your sleep apnea treatment with Dr. Ura, it will first start with a consultation to discuss your disorder.
Dr. Ura will generally ask about the severity of your sleep apnea, see what your common symptoms are, and create a personalized treatment plan based on your needs. Typically, he’ll then discuss oral appliance therapy with you and see if this course of treatment is right for you.
At this time, Dr. Ura might also suggest certain lifestyle changes to help in the meantime if you’re overweight, smoke, drink excessive amounts of alcohol, or 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. It’s always important to be prepared, especially in regards to your health.
Here are a few questions some patients may want to ask:
- Why are oral appliances preferred over CPAP?
- Will your treatment help me feel more energized?
- How much will 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 I 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 that will put an end to your restless nights.
At what age can sleep apnea develop?
Sleep apnea can develop at any age, even in infants. In children, it’s most commonly caused by enlarged tonsils and lymphatic tissues called adenoids. Sleep apnea can manifest on its own or it can 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.
Time to Live Life with New Energy
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 who will make your customized mouthpiece. Sometimes he may schedule a new appointment to do this another time.
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 at your first consultation with Dr. Ura.