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.