If you are on the hunt for something new to add to your practice, think about adding dental sleep medicine.
Adding this to your list of services is one of the best ways to attract new patients. Best of all these are patients that wouldn’t necessarily visit your dental practice.
Dental Sleep Medicine More Popular than Ever
DSM is becoming more popular. However, there is still plenty of room in the marketplace, especially if you consider how many people snore and how many people suffer from obstructive sleep apnea.
If you follow the DSM Solutions Blog you will recall that obstructive sleep apnea is something that affects people of all sizes and shapes. It also affects people of all ages and both sexes.
Dental Sleep Medicine
Specifically used to treat people with sleeping disorders, including OSA and snoring, dental sleep medicine comprises different methods of therapy to treat mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea and chronic snoring.
How DSM Works
According to the experts from DSM Solutions, dental sleep medicine works by using devices to keep the airways open so that the person suffering is able to breathe.
If you know anything about OSA you know that it causes a person to stop breathing. Breathing cessation happens as many as 20 times every hour.
DSM explains that mouth guards and/or oral splints may be needed to worn every night or constantly depending on the individual.
Your dental sleep medicine training teaches you and your staff how to diagnose and treat the disorder.
While most dental practices that offer oral appliance therapy have the training to diagnose.
How DSM Helps
People who snore constantly or those who suffer from OSA are usually subjected to CPAP therapy or even surgery. While both work, CPAP is abandoned because of comfort while surgery often fails.
Oral appliance therapy works with the individual using custom made splints or custom made mouth guards. Both of these products work with the individual and are far less cumbersome than CPAP therapy.
DSM Solutions to the Rescue
If you still need convincing, talk to the team from DSM Solutions. You’ll learn that your team gets in on the act as well learning everything about OSA diagnosis and treatment. Everyone is on the same page with DSM Solutions.
If you would like to learn more about dental sleep medicine training for your practice, call or send a direct message to a team member from DSM Solutions.