Obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea are serious conditions that can negatively affect your mood and your health.
At the Michael Bixby Center for Advanced Dentistry in Red Bank, NJ, we offer comfortable, effective treatment options for sleep apnea.
Do you suspect that you or your partner has sleep apnea? Here's why it's important to get treated today...
Treating Sleep Apnea Can Improve Various Areas of Your Life
Whether you have obstructive sleep apnea or central sleep apnea, both conditions negatively affect the quality of your sleep. By treating your disorder, you can finally enjoy a good night's rest.
Left untreated, sleep apnea can affect your health, increasing your risk of heart disease and high blood pressure. With treatment, you can reduce your chance of serious, life-threatening health problems and live a longer life.
Interrupted sleep can make you feel disoriented, groggy, or unfocused throughout the day. When you sleep better, you can feel more energized and productive in your personal and professional life.
Reduce Your Sleep Apnea Symptoms with the Help of Our Dentist
Although it seems unconventional to go to the dentist for health-related issues, there is a bigger connection between the mouth and body than most people think. As a dentist, Dr. Michael Bixby has extensive experience in treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea using oral appliance therapy. He is also a member of various organizations:
- Diplomate of the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorder Disciplines
- Member and Qualified Doctor of the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
Dr. Bixby has been helping patients like you treat sleep disorders and get better rest for over 20 years. To schedule a sleep apnea consultation at his Red Bank, NJ, dental practice, request an appointment online or call us:
3 Reasons to Schedule a Sleep Apnea Consultation with Dr. Bixby
1. Affordable Treatments
Our sleep apnea treatments range from $2,900 to $3,000. In many cases, they are covered by insurance. We also offer financing options to make your care more budget-friendly.
2. Dental Sleep Medicine Specialist
Dr. Bixby is affiliated with two organizations that specialize in dental sleep medicine: the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorder Disciplines.
Sleep Apnea Basics:
Side Effects of Sleep Apnea
Snoring is one of the most telling signs of sleep apnea. Snoring doesn't just affect you. Heavy snoring can make it difficult for other members of your household to get the rest they need.
Sleep apnea can make you feel tired, unfocused, and moody throughout the day. In addition, feeling tired all the time can make you feel irritable or even depressed.
Poor Overall Health
If you are not getting enough sleep or have insufficient levels of oxygen in your blood, you are at a higher risk of hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart disease.
An Expert in Dental Sleep Medicine
How Does Oral Appliance Therapy Work?
During your sleep study, your doctor will determine if you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea or central sleep apnea. If you are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, oral appliance therapy may be right for you. An oral appliance pushes your lower jaw forward, keeping your airway open during the night. Although many patients at our Red Bank, NJ, office have experienced significant improvements with oral appliance therapy alone, your doctor may also recommend CPAP therapy.
If you are currently using a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device and are looking for a more comfortable, quiet, and hassle-free sleep apnea treatment, Dr. Bixby can determine if oral appliance therapy is right for you.
"Great Experience" Hear from More Patients
"Great experience each visit, pleasant and professional staff. Always on time, I've never had to wait for my appointment once I arrived and checked in. Dr. Bixby is awesome, walks you through every step of the visit and procedure. Highly recommended..!!" Mike V.
Are You a Candidate for Oral Appliance Therapy?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Oral appliances are only designed to address airway obstructions, not nervous system disorders. If you have central sleep apnea, you will most likely need another form of treatment such as medication or a nerve stimulator.
Mild to Moderate Sleep Apnea
Oral appliance therapy is most effective for mild to moderate cases. If you have a severe case of sleep apnea, your doctor may recommend a different therapy such as CPAP.
What to Expect during Your Sleep Apnea Treatment
Schedule a Sleep Apnea Evaluation Today Contact Our Dental Practice
Many patients who think they have sleep apnea don't get a proper diagnosis because they don't have the time to see a doctor or are worried that their physician will prescribe CPAP. However, Dr. Bixby works closely with sleep physicians and sleep centers to provide timely diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.
Additionally, whenever possible, we will provide an oral appliance for sleep apnea treatment so that you can avoid uncomfortable CPAP therapy while still alleviating your symptoms.
To receive a diagnosis for your sleep disorder and find out which treatment is right for you, request an appointment online or call us:
How Much Does Sleep Apnea Treatment Cost?
Sleep apnea treatment at the Michael Bixby Center for Advanced Dentistry typically costs $2,900 to $3,000. The cost includes materials, manufacturing your appliance, adjustments to your appliance, and follow-up appointments to evaluate your treatment.
Does Insurance Cover the Cost of Sleep Apnea Treatment?
For most patients, oral appliances to treat sleep apnea are considered medically necessary by medical insurance companies. This means that your insurance provider may cover a portion or all of your sleep apnea therapy. Our Red Bank, NJ, office will work closely with your insurance company to maximize your coverage.
Keep in mind the cost of sleep apnea treatment is invaluable compared to the benefits, which include better rest, improved health, and increased energy.
What Patients Are Saying about Dr. Bixby
"...The whole experience was wonderful. Dr. Bixby and his staff are so understanding of your frustrations. From the very first visit, they treat you so nicely and they make you feel at home. Thank you Dr. Bixby and Staff!!" Patricia Y.