The clinic now uses cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) to assist in the assessment of obstructive sleep apnea symptoms. These can include loud snoring, frequent awakenings at night, mood disturbances, and problems with memory and/or concentration.
More information is available at https://millenniumsmiles.com/service/obstructive-sleep-apnea
Millennium Smiles states that its latest treatment approaches include fitted oral appliances, which offer a more comfortable and reliable option than off-the-shelf options. The goal of the clinic’s enhanced services is to increase OSA diagnosis and treatment rates, preventing the occurrence of more significant long-term health impacts.
Mayo Clinic, one of the country’s most respected medical centers, explains that obstructive sleep apnea can be a serious condition leading to several complications. These include high blood pressure and increased risk of heart attacks and/or strokes. Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and liver problems are also linked with OSA.
Millennium Smiles states that assessment in a sleep lab is the most definitive means of diagnosing OSA. The clinic’s recent update, incorporating CBCT scans, is designed to provide a first stage of screening before referring clients to a more in-depth investigation. The multi-stage approach is intended to increase diagnosis rates, while also limiting sleep lab studies to patients who are at greater risk.
Millennium Smiles continues to offer continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) machines as an effective treatment option for those with OSA. However, the practice notes that some clients have trouble using the devices, and the recent introduction of professionally fitted oral appliances provides several alternative options.
About Millennium Smiles
Working from its Main Road and Lebanon Road clinics, Millennium Smiles is one of the most advanced dental centers in the wider Frisco region. In addition to obstructive sleep apnea, the practice also offers diagnostics and treatment for temporomandibular joint disorders, which can have a relationship with OSA.
“From the moment I made my appointment, everything was a positive experience,” one patient recently stated. “The staff in the office are kind, bubbly, and helpful. I love the education part of appointments and being walked through each task. I even got a hot towel after my cleaning, which was such a nice touch.”
Interested parties can learn more about the clinic’s treatment options at https://millenniumsmiles.com/service/sleep-apnea-appliance
5649 Lebanon Rd
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