Getting the Treatment You Deserve
Visit Dr. Solly
for Sleep Apnea Treatment
Dr. Solly will be with you every step of the way in your sleep apnea treatment, from helping you arrange your initial diagnosis to fitting your custom oral appliance. He’s been a dentist for over 30 years and he’ll ensure that your treatment is comfortable and effective.
Sleep apnea can cause all sorts of problems in your life and it’s important to get ahead of your symptoms before they drastically impact your health. With an oral appliance, Dr. Solly can help you get the uninterrupted rest you deserve.
Getting the Right Diagnosis
The first step of any sleep apnea treatment is to get an accurate diagnosis. That’s why Dr. Solly offers take-home sleep tests to monitor your breathing through the night. Your primary doctor or a qualified sleep specialist will review the results of your sleep test and provide you with an official diagnosis and prescription for treatment if you’re suffering from sleep apnea.
Once you have your prescription, Dr. Solly will help you find the treatment option that’s right for you.
Your Treatment Options
One of the most common treatments for sleep apnea is a continuous positive airway pressure machine (CPAP). This treatment involves wearing a mask that supplies a steady stream of pressurized air while you sleep. The pressure holds your airway open, allowing you to breathe normally throughout the night.
CPAP machines are very effective, but many patients find them to be too bulky and inconvenient. Some patients struggle to sleep with their CPAP masks for more than a few hours, rendering the treatment useless.
Thankfully, Dr. Solly offers comfortable, non-invasive oral appliances as an alternative to CPAP treatment.
Oral Appliances–An Alternative to CPAP
Dr. Solly can treat your snoring and other sleep apnea symptoms with a custom-made mandibular repositioning device (MDR). These devices shift your lower jaw (mandible) forward to allow the tissues in your airway to remain open, while also holding your tongue in place to prevent it from collapsing and blocking your throat.
An MDR offers several advantages, most notably that it’s small and portable. You can easily take your oral appliance anywhere you want to go, unlike CPAP machines. It’s also highly affordable compared to most sleep apnea treatments and it doesn’t require surgery.
Dr. Solly is proud to feature oral appliances from two leaders in the field, Narval™ CC by ResMed and SomnoDent by SomnoMed®.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Are My Treatment Options?
While CPAP may be the most well-known sleep apnea treatment, many patients find that a custom oral appliance is just as effective and far more convenient. These devices keep your airway clear, allowing you to breathe freely throughout the night and get trhe quality sleep you deserve. Dr. Solly offers several types of oral appliances at our practice in Powell, TN. Schedule an appointment today to learn all about your sleep apnea treatment options.
Can you treat children for sleep apnea?
Yes — however, children with sleep apnea symptoms are often misdiagnosed as having ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) or other behavioral problems. This can lead to treatments that don’t target the real cause of their symptoms. Therefore, it’s critical that your child gets an accurate sleep apnea diagnosis so they can get the right treatment.
How Much Will Sleep Apnea Treatment Cost?
The cost of your sleep apnea treatment will depend on several factors, including the type of oral appliance Dr. Solly recommends. The only way to know for sure how much your treatment will cost is to visit us for a consultation.
How Can I Pay for Sleep Apnea Treatment?
We provide convenient payment options to help make your sleep apnea treatment more affordable. These include interest-free financing plans through CareCredit®and dental insurance. To learn more about your financing options, contact our office and speak with one of our team members.