Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Oral Appliance Therapy Expectations
Treating snoring and sleep apnea requires a team approach. Dentists cannot, by the limits of licensure, make a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea. For that you need to visit a physician. The first step in being treated for snoring or obstructive sleep apnea is to obtain an evaluation by a sleep physician who will provide a formal diagnosis usually based on a medical sleep study. This study can be done at home, in a hospital or private office sleep center.