If you have been looking for more ways to help your patients, look no further than dental sleep medicine with DSM Solutions. Adding this service to your toolbox is an incredible way to help your patients and their family members and friends.
Not as Common as You Might Think
Because dental sleep medicine isn’t a common service, you’ll be expanding your patient base. You will also be better known in your community because you are adding something that other dentists don’t offer.
Best of all, you’ll be able to diagnose and treat your patients using oral appliance therapy and other means for people who have, or think they may have, mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
If you follow the DSM Solutions Blog, you will recall that OSA, short for obstructive sleep apnea, is a condition that affects billions of people all over the world. Here in the US millions of people are affected. The sad thing is some aren’t even aware they have OSA.
OSA causes the back of the throat to collapse or relax while sleeping. This makes it impossible for the sufferer to breathe.
Because the person can’t breathe, the brain wakes him or her up so that they can catch a breath. These episodes can occur twenty or thirty times an hour.
People who have OSA also experience the following symptoms:
- Loud Snoring
- Witnessed Breathing Cessation
- Problems Staying Awake During the Day
- Low Libido
- Dry Mouth
People at Risk
Although there is no certain factor that puts someone in the high-risk category for obstructive sleep apnea, some things make people more susceptible to OSA.
You could have OSA if you are:
- On Certain Medications
- Over 65
- A Heavy Smoker or Drinker
People who still have tonsils and adenoids, including children, and people who have a large neck, men over 18” and women over 16” are in the high-risk category for obstructive sleep apnea.
With dental sleep medicine, training you will be able to identify the signs and symptoms of OSA and learn how to treat the disorder as well.
What is Dental Sleep Medicine Training?
Dental sleep medicine training teaches dentists and team members how to diagnose and treat mild to moderate OSA. The courses offered by DSM Solutions also show dental practices the administrative side.
Customized for Better Solutions
DSM believes that every dental practice is different. In fact, every practice receives a customized dental sleep medicine training package that fits their personality.
Following the in person and online training every member of your team will understand obstructive sleep apnea and how to diagnose and treat it.
Dental Sleep Medicine Training for Everyone
If you have thinking about dental sleep medicine training, or hadn’t even considered it, schedule a consultation with DSM Solutions. It will make a difference to everyone involved.