While it might seem unusual to go to the dentist for issues with your sleep, the connection is a natural one! Not only do dentists care for your teeth and gums, but they also care for your mouth and airway. At Sleep Easy Dentistry, Dr. Osborne and the rest of our team use our cutting-edge technology and dental expertise to help treat obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, and other sleep disorders.
Because sleep disorders are such serious conditions, we believe in a comprehensive approach when it comes to diagnosis and treatment. With that in mind, our team works hard to build relationships with medical professionals in other disciplines in San Antonio and the surrounding area to ensure that our patients receive quality care throughout their sleep journey.
Collaboration Results in Better Care
We know that effectively treating sleep disorders often requires collaborative care from a multi-disciplinary team of medical professionals. This allows our patients to benefit from different areas of expertise. Our staff works closely with both otolaryngologists (also known as Ear, Nose, and Throat physicians) and sleep medicine doctors. This collaboration ensures that you receive the necessary care to get the good sleep you deserve.
Once we determine that a patient may be experiencing sleep apnea or another sleep disorder, we refer them to a sleep medicine doctor. There, our patients often have a sleep study. The results of the sleep study provide us with key information that allows us to pinpoint the right treatment. Instead of a one-size-fits-all solution, this additional information allows us to provide individualized care to our patients.
While Dr. Osborne and our team use sleep dentistry to help treat your lower airway, occasionally we have patients experiencing obstructions in their upper airway. In this case, we turn to an Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) physician. ENTs can diagnose and treat any issues with your upper airway (your nose, nasal passage, sinuses, pharynx, and part of your larynx).
We never refer our patients to a new specialist without being sure that their standard of care matches our own. This way, you can rest easy knowing that you’re in good hands throughout your treatment. If your partner constantly complains about your snoring, you feel tired no matter how much rest you get, or you experience any of these symptoms, don’t waste another day without contacting Sleep Easy Dentistry.
To ask our team any questions or to schedule an appointment, call us today at (210) 202-0692.