What we do
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep apnea is a potentially dangerous disorder characterized by periods of shallow breathing or pauses in breathing while sleeping. We strive to be the best sleep specialist Utah has to offer.
TMD or TMJ is the medical term for dysfunction and pain in the muscles that move the jaw. It may also affect the joints that connect the skull and mandible, causing clicking and other sounds.
Snoring is a major cause of sleep deprivation. Many don’t even realize they snore. It can be incredibly disruptive to your sleep and those around you. Everyone wants a good night sleep!
What Drives Us
For the past 20 years, we have focused our practice solely on the treatment of sleep apnea, snoring, head and facial pain, and TMJ disorders. We are committed to delivering the best possible treatments for our patients and to create an environment where our patients feel like they are more than just a number. As the only accredited dental sleep doctor in Salt Lake City, with over 20 years of experience treating sleep and TMJ, we know how to help.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Will my insurance cover treatment?
Insurance coverage varies between plans and providers. The easiest way to find out if your insurance policy will cover the appliance is to look at your list of benefits and requirements. We are contracted with most medical insurance providers including Medicare and Select Health, so we can help you determine if your visit will be covered. In the vast majority of cases, where there is a medical need for treatment, insurance will cover at least part of the treatment. When it comes to sleep apnea, Utah insurance companies typically have some form of coverage.
*Note that most insurance companies consider the treatment of snoring as a “cosmetic” issue, and therefore won’t cover the cost of treatment.
Will treatment require surgery?
Here at the Center for Sleep Apnea and TMJ, we focus on finding a non-surgical solution first. In fact, we specialize in non-surgical sleep apnea treatments in Salt Lake City. Surgery is only considered as a last resort when all other avenues of treatment have been explored.
Will I have to take medication?
Most of the treatments do not require the use of medications. At the Center for Sleep Apnea and TMJ, we believe in treating the cause of your symptoms, and not simply masking them with medication, and none of our treatment options require medication long term. In some cases however, medication may be prescribed to help alleviate some of the pain caused by TMJ.
Will I have to be connected to a machine while I sleep?
We specialize in solutions for people that are CPAP intolerant or can't use a CPAP machine.
The best treatment for sleep apnea is the use of a CPAP machine. But in cases where that hasn’t been successful, we prescribe oral appliances that are worn at night.
Oral appliance therapy is a widely used and accepted method for treating sleep disordered breathing.
If you need treatment for sleep apnea in Slat Lake City or the surrounding area, give us a call today!