Do you have Sleep Apnea
C-PAP failed you?
We can help!
Custom Oral Appliance Therapy Made Just For You
Village Sleep Dentistry is changing its name to Laurel Manor SleepCare. We are doing this to better align with our focus on Sleep Apnea treatment.
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Untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) can have profound effects on your health and your overall quality of life.
What happens with untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Simply put your airway collapses and air stops flowing, resulting in your blood oxygen concentration falling. As a result the amount of oxygen going to your brain and other vital organs declines. We don't need to tell you what effect that has on your health but here goes - Increased risk of Heart Attack or Stroke. Weight Gain, High Blood Pressure, Acid Reflux, Diabetes, and higher incidence of Dementia and Alzheimer's. It disrupts the normal levels of the hormones affecting hunger, bone metabolism, as well as the secretion of melatonin, leptin and vitamin D.
Treatment for OSA can involve CPAP, or Bi-PAP machines. Not everyone with Obstructive Sleep Apnea can use CPAP. For those who need an alternative therapy, we are here to help. Whether it is claustrophobia to the mask, leaking masks, allergies to the mask, or a busy travel schedule, we can help you with your Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). If C-PAP failed you don't allow Obstructive Sleep Apnea diminish the quality of your life.
Oral Appliance Therapy can help you. A small appliance similar to a mouth guard gently moves the lower jaw forward repositioning the tongue and other soft tissue opening the airway. This treatment is covered by Medicare as well as most other Health Insurances.
Have Sleep Apnea and Travel for work?
We offer Custom Oral Appliances with compliance chips. Control your Apnea and maintain your job performance. Compliance chips are for those who need to certify they are treating their Sleep Apnea to maintain their work relationships. Airline Pilots, Commercial Truckers, Train Engineers, etc. People who travel and find using a C-PAP difficult.
Health Insurance and Medicare
We are a Medicare DME supplier and use a medical billing company which will submit all the needed documentation to your insurance company as well as Medicare.
What is an oral appliance?
It is a custom designed and fitted, adjustable appliance which covers a portion of the upper and lower teeth or implants which gently positions the jaw in a manner to maintain an open airway. As this is treating a medical condition these are medical devices and must be fabricated at an approved FDA lab. Medicare requires additional lab certification. Like many medical devices these are covered through most health insurances including Medicare. We work with your physician or sleep specialist to provide you with the ideal Oral Appliance.
Do Oral Appliances Work?
Yes! While we can not guarantee any medical treatment the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) recommends oral appliances for those unable to use C-PAP. What is the AASM? The AASM is the organization which board certifies your sleep physician and credentials hospitals, educational facilities, and sleep centers. They are the experts in Sleep Medicine and Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
How do I get an Oral Appliance?
All patients need an exam and screening to determine if an appliance is possible. Why is an exam and screening needed? Because all Sleep Apnea is not the same. Oral Appliances can only treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea. We also need to know if your teeth are healthy enough for the appliance. Our staff will request copies of medical records including your sleep tests. We will request a Prescription from your Sleep MD. Do not have a current Sleep MD, we can recommend one local to you. Once we have all the needed information we will scan your teeth. We are 100% digital as it is the most accurate manner to fabricate an appliance. After the appliance is fabricated and delivered we follow our patients and adjust their appliance to optimum effect. We conduct validation tests to confirm effectiveness. Once your appliance is fully adjusted we send a report to your Physician.