Why See Your Dentist for Relief?
Sleep apnea is a severe medical condition that if left untreated, can lead to heart attacks, strokes, obesity, and more. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. Unfortunately, 80% of Americans with the condition go undiagnosed.
Dentists are the most likely medical profession to identify signs of sleep apnea because they are experts in the oral structure, including the throat, which is where the condition originates.
Dr. Karen Guinn is a qualified sleep specialist. She’ll help you get the correct diagnosis from a physician and the treatment you deserve.
Your Consultation with Dr. Guinn
Whether you have a diagnosis from your primary care physician or you’re experiencing the symptoms of sleep apnea and need guidance going forward, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at our Pasadena, CA, location to discuss your treatment options.
Only a physician can diagnose sleep apnea and prescribe treatment. If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, Dr. Guinn will use the consultation to review the results of your sleep study as well as your diagnosis. She’ll also review your treatment options, such as oral appliance therapy.
If you arrive for your consultation and haven’t been diagnosed with sleep apnea yet, Dr. Guinn will review your medical and dental history and refer you to a trusted physician.
Treating Sleep Apnea in Pasadena, CA
With a prescription in hand, you can return to our office where Dr. Guinn will help you choose the ideal treatment for your situation.
The type of treatment typically depends on your sleep habits and the severity of your sleep apnea symptoms. You’ll choose from CPAP, oral appliance therapy, and as a last resort, upper airway surgery.
If you want to learn more about sleep apnea, contact our office to schedule your consultation with our Pasadena sleep dentist, Dr. Guinn.
What if I snore, but I don’t have sleep apnea?
At Sleep Apnea Solutions in Pasadena, we specialize in treating patients who are suffering from interrupted sleep patterns due to snoring and sleep apnea. If a sleep physician has confirmed that you are free of sleep apnea, we can still solve your snoring problems with a custom-fitted oral appliance.
Whether you’re suffering from sleep apnea or snoring, you shouldn’t wait to receive treatment. For the sake of your health and the well-being of your relationship, it’s best to seek help and begin reversing the long-term damage.
Does insurance cover sleep apnea treatment?
Insurance will usually cover a portion of the sleep study and treatment. For a better understanding of your coverage, we recommend contacting your provider for the details of your benefits prior to your appointment.
If there are any questions we can answer, don’t hesitate to call us at (626) 513-4987 and one of our helpful team members will be happy to assist you.
What should I bring to my first appointment?
In addition to bringing any questions you may have for Dr. Guinn, you’ll want to bring your insurance card and state ID. It’s best to arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment to fill out the necessary paperwork.
If you have any questions about your insurance coverage, we recommend contacting your provider prior to your appointment. If there are any questions or concerns you have, please contact our office by calling (626) 513-4987. We look forward to meeting you!